Ghanaians have been admonished to report cases of corruption and suspected acts of corruption within their localities without any fear of victimization.
This was a call made by the programs manager at Ghana Integrity Initiative, Mrs Mary Awelana Addah.
According to her, corruption has become so adaptive that it grows and changes alongside the world systems and therefore needs to be tackled head-on. This she said can only be done if citizens are willing to report cases.
She was speaking at a stakeholder engagement in Tamale organized by Ghana Integrity Initiative together with Ghana Developing Communities Association and SEND-Ghana.
The stakeholder engagement was to empower citizens to be able to demand accountability from their leaders.
She encouraged citizens to develop an interest in reporting people who are involved in corrupt practices.
“Corruption happens everywhere, corruption involves everyone. It’s not only in the political offices or public institutions that corruption happens, it happens even in our homes, churches and schools. Corruption, as we all know, do happen in the dark is no longer so, people do corruption in our eyes, in broad daylight. The most worrying of it is that corruption is now adaptive, as the world changes, its acts also change. I am told even now people take bribes through MoMo on the road, so you see technology, corruption also moves with technology”.
In her view, Ghanaians must demand accountability from authority both from the local assemblies and central government.