By Eric Appah Marfo/ Priscilla Oye Ofori,
Accra, July 27, GNA – Ghana Integrity
Initiative (GII), the area chapter of Transparency Global (TI), a
non-financial gain civil empowerment organization, has organised a capability creating
workshop for Social Auditing Golf equipment (SACs) to increase their capacity to combat
The workshop was carried out for 9
Anti-Corruption Champions from various districts particularly Yilo Krobo, Akatsi
North, Akatsi South District, Central Tongo (Adidome), New Juaben, Akuapem
North and Kpando.
The training was centred on the Global
Corruption Barometer (GCB) which is the most specific study of citizen sights
on corruption and experiences with bribery in Africa and the survey was
done in collaboration with AfroBarometer.
Madam Mary Awelana Addah, Programmes Supervisor
for GII, explained that even while the GCB has currently been launched, it is
necessary that citizen groups and Anti-Corruption Champions understand what it
entails to permit them correctly engage communities and district assemblies.
Mr Jacob Ahuno, Programmes Officer for GII,
said the survey was done in 35 African international locations and in excess of 47,000 people today
above 18 yrs participated.
He mentioned it was executed in between September
2016 and September 2018 and the mode of facts collection employed was the face to
deal with interaction.
Mr Ahuno said the survey revealed that 32
for every cent of males and 25 for each cent of women on the continent compensated bribes and this
has an influence on the economic point out of a pair and helps prevent them from acquiring
sufficient to support family members lifestyle.
The survey exposed that in Ghana, 33 for each
cent of citizens are of the see that corruption has enhanced in the former
12 months 33 for each cent of general public service end users compensated a bribe in the earlier 12
months and 60 per cent held on to the check out that citizens could make a
variation in the battle against corruption.
It reported there is an increase in corruption
stages with 2015 recording 76 for each cent as as opposed to 33 for every cent in 2019 while
the diminished share stood at 8 for each cent in 2015 as as opposed to 36 per cent
The study stated 25 for each cent of Ghanaians as
at 2015, ended up of the look at that governing administration was accomplishing a excellent job at combating
corruption even though 60 for each cent in 2019, agreed that federal government was carrying out properly
with the battle versus corruption.
In 2015 and 2019, the study claimed, 71 for each
cent and 30 for each cent of Ghanaians respectively were being of the view that
govt was carrying out a terrible task in the combat against corruption.
The survey urged governments in Africa to
ratify, carry out and report on the African Union Convention to Stop and
Far more so, it reported, there is the require to
look into, prosecute and sanction all reported circumstances of corruption acquire
bare minimum requirements and rules for moral procurement.
The survey urged African governments to
undertake open contracting practices, which make details clearer and less difficult to
analyse acquire citizen problems and improve whistle-blower protections
and allow media and civil society to hold governments accountable.
Mr Michael Boadi, Fundraising Supervisor for
GII, said for contributors to be equipped to use the GCB to properly interact
stakeholders, they would will need to determine distinct corruption associated difficulties
and create a broad goal to match the trouble.
He said they would want to discover the
concentrate on viewers and their conduct, do an viewers assessment and develop
messages and select channels through which they could achieve the target
GII includes of about 30 citizen groups and
17 anti-corruption champions with not fewer than 13 members in every single citizen
They function with more than 300 persons in a lot more
than 50 districts who are capacitated to tackle corruption associated troubles
by means of quite a few languages in numerous communities.