The business community in Hamile in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region have been schooled on some of the ways they can contribute to enhance the fight against corruption in society.
These include; resisting, taking and giving bribe, stopping others from taking or giving bribe, joining others in the crusade against corruption and exposing corrupt individuals and other wrong doers.
The rest are stigmatisation of suspected ill acquired wealth, reporting incidences of corruption to relevant anti-corruption institutions and the cultivation of positive attitude and behaviour change towards corruption.
Mr Ganvu Paul Kwame, the Lambussie District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) took the citizens through some of the ways they could help fight corruption during the Accountability, Rule of Law, and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) in Hamile.
He said citizens were legally empowered to help fight corruption under Article 41(f) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states that “it is the duty of each citizen to protect and preserve public property and expose and combat misuse and waste of public funds and property”.
The Lambussie District NCCE Director mentioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Legal Aid, Ghana Police Service, the Office of the Special Prosecutor, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and Office of the President as some of the places citizens could take advantage to report acts of suspected corruption.
The programme which was on the theme: “Citizens for Transparency and Accountability” was attended by business community of Hamile as well as staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).