Research report on Corruption, Public Accountability and Environmental Governance, has been launched by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
Speaking at the launch, the Chairperson of the NCCE, Josephine Nkrumah, said the report has the necessary information to promote best practices and prevent environmental degradation.
“The research we have here in the report, provides a baseline data for public education anti-corruption, enhance accountability in public institutions, and improved environmental management under an EU funded program known as the anti-corruption, rule of law and public accountability programme,” she said
The research report is expected to support key institutions to increase the ability of citizens and civil society organizations to hold government and duty bearers accountable.
The NCCE used 8,672 respondents in the 216 districts in the country as a baseline for the report.
A former commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Justice Emile Short, highlighted some of the effects corruption has on the country, and how it affects development in critical sectors of the economy.
“I think this is very important in our advocacy, for people to understand the cost of corruption, what it is doing to as a nation, what it is depriving us from; good roads, electricity, monies that can be used to provide decent toilet facilities for the 80% of people who have been reported to not have decent toilet facilities,” he said.
He further said that emphasis should be placed on advocacy of the impact of corruption. This he says will help in fighting the menace every Ghanaian.
By: Farida Yusif/citifmonline.com/Ghana