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We talk too much but do less in fight against corruption - Emile Short

Emile Short La Palm Emile Short, Former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 Source: rainbowradioonline.com

Former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) says the fight against corruption is poor.

He asserted that whereas there is too much talk, the efforts in the fight against corruption are less.

Speaking at the maiden Corruption Watch Pop-Up Event held by a group of anti-corruption bodies, Justice Short stated said:

“Our advocacy is to demonstrate to the general public, the significant impact of corruption on national development and I am glad that this is what this event is demonstrating. This is what is going to generate the kind of support and commitment we need from everybody, including the general public in the fight against corruption,”

He added: “This is the objective of Corruption Watch; to draw attention persistently, to the various acts of corruption that we continuously talk about in the media, and yet, nothing is done.

“There is too much talk and very little action so we really need to make sure that those who have the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting acts of corruption sit up and save the nation from the millions of dollars of cedis that we are losing.

“So I cannot overemphasize the importance of Corruption Watch and this particular event which is dramatizing the impact that a few people can make on the lives of Ghanaians by stealing funds which are needed for social and economic services.”

The event sought to create public awareness on the negative impact of corruption, educate people on the role of citizens in the anti-corruption fight, awaken the consciousness of Ghanaians to take a stand against corruption and also to trigger a national debate on corruption.

It also formed part of the project’s mobilization strategies to reduce the high levels of public corruption with the support of the public.

As part of activities to communicate the project’s objectives to passersby and the general public, student volunteers from Wisconsin University and the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) stood by the roadside holding placards with inscriptions communicating the negative effects of corruption and the need for Ghanaians to get involved.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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