Govt serious about Anti-Corruption Plan – Batidam

Mr. Daniel Batidam, an Adviser on Governance at the Office of the President, has stated that the Government is utterly committed to the full implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

NACAP is a 10-year plan that has been accepted as a strategy for fighting corruption.

Mr. Batidam, who was speaking at a media dialogue session on NACAP in Wa, gave the assurance that the plan would not be allowed to gather dust as some people had already started alleging.

He said the country was doing its bit as far as the fight against corruption was concerned, adding that a full implementation of the plan would yield very positive results for the nation.

The Governance Adviser, therefore, urged the media who is a stakeholder in the implementation of the plan, to play its role critically to ensure its effective implementation.

Mr. Richard Quayson, the Acting Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), explained that NACAP was not a project but a programme of action put together by a working group of experts and anti-corruption practitioners in order to help bring down corruption.

He said the vision was to create a sustainable democratic society founded on good governance and imbued with the highest sense of ethics and integrity.

The objective was to build the capacity of the public to a high level of intolerance for corruption in the country, he noted.

“If we want to build a good society, then we must all be very aggressive against corruption,” he stated.

Mr. Charles Ayamdoo, the Director of Anti-Corruption of CHRAG, said the media had to understand the document very well in order to play its crucial role of educating the public effectively.

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Dr. Musheibu Mohammed Alfa, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, reiterated the need for journalists and other media practitioners to be well abreast with the document to enhance its dissemination.