We must all collectively move away from the corruption talk – CHRAJ

We must all collectively move away from the corruption talk – CHRAJ

CHRAJ Deputy Commissioner, Richard A. Quayson, has urged Ghanaians to move away from simply talks about corruption and take motion to eradicate the canker.

“We must all collectively move away from the talk, talk and act on issues of corruption, we must report incidents of corruption from our workplaces, our communities, and within the public establishment,” he said. 

Mr Quayson said the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice’s (CHRAJ) doorways have been open for folks to report corrupt practices at the office or any public establishment.

He said CHRAJ would shield the identification of the particular person and conduct its investigations to verify the reality.

“It is only when we all open our eyes wide and other senses against corrupt practices that we can fight it,” he said.

Mr Quayson acknowledged this at the seventeenth Monthly Stakeholders Engagement seminar organized by the Ghana News Agency’s Tema Regional Office.

The occasion aimed to present a platform for both state and non-state organizations to deal with national issues to improve growth.

Speaking on the subject: “Is the fight against corruption a mirage or reality, the perspective of CHRAJ,” Mr Quayson said it was time to take collective and sustained motion to fight corruption.

The CHRAJ Deputy Commissioner additionally said amid the rising perceptions of corruption, the public had grow to be more and more cynical about official dedication to successfully deal with the menace.
 
“Confidence in the integrity of public office is fast eroding due to inadequate appreciation of the complex mix of factors implicated in corruption; lack of public participation in the development and implementation of the anti-corruption measures; and failure to foster local ownership in the formulation and implementation of the various strategies.
 
“Lack of effective and sustained coordination in the implementation of anti-corruption measures; and lackadaisical government commitment to, and limited support for, the implementation of anti-corruption strategies,” he noted.
 
Mr Quayson added that corruption in Ghana was largely nurtured and influenced by the patrimonial character of the society the place casual relations, family connections and social reciprocity are mirrored in ranges of favouritism, cronyism and nepotism.
 
“The patronage system also fundamentally influences the formal system and creates contradictions between how institutions are intended to operate in principle and how informal practices supplant formal structures in reality.
 
“As a result, public administration and political competition often appear to be driven more by personal ties than formal rules”.

Mr Francis Ameyibor, GNA Tema Regional Manager, advised that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), non secular our bodies, professional teams, traditional authorities, gender-based teams and other curiosity teams must stand up and battle the corruption menace.

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