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General News Tue, 1 May 2018

Don’t sit on the fence, fight corruption - Deputy CHRAJ boss to workers

Deputy Head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Richard Quayson has charged workers to take a stance against corruption, a canker that has blighted the country for decades.

In a May Day post circulated on social media platforms, Mr. Quayson noted: “Endemic corruption has contributed to the poor schools, poor hospitals, poor roads, poor public services, high cost of living, high unemployment rate, not to mention the lives that are lost needlessly through acts of corruption.”

The Deputy CHRAJ Boss rallied workers support the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) and mobilise efforts and resources of all stakeholders to prevent and combat corruption.

“You have a say in how your nation should be and how it should treat you. You cannot sit on the fence. No one should. Join us to implement NACAP to bring corruption under control, and to build a prosperous Ghana that offers hope to her people and people of African descent,” demanded Mr. Quayson.

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Once acknowledged as the Black Star of Peoples of African descent, corruption, particularly endemic corruption, has blighted the hopes of Ghana.

Endemic corruption has contributed to the poor schools, poor hospitals, poor roads, poor public services, high cost of living, high unemployment rate, not to mention the lives that are lost needlessly through acts of corruption.

In the words of Gertrude Himmelfarb, “at every point we are confronted with shattered promises, blighted hopes, irreconcilable dilemmas, good intentions gone astray …”

However, this need not be the story of our children and succeeding generations. We can give to them a nation that represents hope for them if we want to, so they are not driven into slavery in other nations.

It is time to rein in corruption, lawlessness and indiscipline.

It is time to take the difficult decisions and actions necessary to bring corruption under control and make it a high-risk and low-gain activity, even if those decisions and actions appear to be unpopular. Indeed, that is why we are called into leadership; not for the popular, but the difficult decisions.

We must take the difficult decisions and actions that can build the “great and strong nation” we set out to build at independence. That is what the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan [NACAP] seeks to do; mobilizing efforts and resources of all stakeholders to prevent and combat corruption.

Our national motto Freedom and Justice was not conceived as an empty slogan, nor was the national anthem and aspiration to build a Great and Strong Nation a mere wish. There can be no freedom or justice in corruption, indiscipline or lawlessness.

We commend to you NACAP as Ghana’s Strategic Response to corruption.

NACAP has put together the difficult but necessary decisions and actions needed to build a free and just Ghana, where human rights and human dignity is protected, where power is accountable and governance is transparent.

Like any good plan, the actual benefit lies in the full implementation of the plan. NACAP has roles for everyone, including you and I, and Ghana is depending on you and I to implement the Plan.

ARISE GHANAIAN WORKER!

You have a say in how your nation should be and how it should treat you. You cannot sit on the fence. No one should. Join us to implement NACAP to bring corruption under control, and to build a prosperous Ghana that offers hope to her people and people of African descent.

God bless our homeland Ghana, and make our nation Great and Strong indeed.

Signed

Richard Quayson

Deputy Commissioner, CHRAJ

Issued by CHRAJ on the occasion of 2018 May Day Celebration

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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