N/R described as an easy place to fight corruption.

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It’s been revealed that fighting corruption in the northern region is very simple and uncomplicated as compared to other parts of the country.

The northern regional minister Hon. Salifu Saeed made this disclosure during the 2018 African Union Anti-Corruption day celebration held in Tamale.

The minster explained that the northern region still live in a more traditional society and  holds high their religious values which makes it easier to fight corruption in the region.

He said most of the communities in the region are rural area and have the fear of being easily identified and shamed if an individual is accused of corruption.

Mr. Salifu Saeed however mentioned that, constant sensitization on the effects of corruption to the development of the nation and the lives of the citizens are a major means of helping curb corruption in the society.

On the 22nd January 2018 the African Union (AU) during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Governments in its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, launched 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year. This follows the declaration made at the 29th Assembly of the Heads of State and Government in January 2017. The Summit of the AU was held under the theme: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.

In a related development, the Ghana anti corruption coalition has expressed worry over the frequent corruption scandals that have thumped the country since the beginning of 2018 which has posed major concern on the fight against corruption.

They listed the trending $178 Kelni GVG contract, the BOST Oil saga, Cash for Seats, allegation of corruption at the presidency and the latest Number 12 investigative video by Anas on gigantic corruption in Ghana football.

The GACC however implored government to show firm commitments to prevent further corruption and provide resources to to credible anti corruption bodies and law enforcement agencies to enable them intensify their efforts in uprooting corruption in the country.

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is a unique cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations (CSOs) with a focus on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in Ghana. GACC was registered on March 13, 2001.

The Coalition is aimed at promoting anti-corruption and good governance initiatives in Ghana through capacity-building, research and advocacy interventions by engaging coalition members and other key stakeholders operating at the regional, national and international levels.

By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe – Kesmi News

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