The National commission for civic education NCCE in a social audit engagement at Kassana has called for citizens action against corruption. The forum was held under the theme”citizens for transparency and accountability”.
Director of the commission Mr. John Yebile in his welcome address expresses that corruption in the society denies citizens their entitlements as regards to national development and therefore, citizens must act now “by demanding transparency and accountability from leaders of all sectors to ensure taxes paid to government are utilized for the benefit of all citizens”.
He stated that the action against corruption must begin right from home where some cultures nurture corruption which extends to governance.
Mr. John Yebile has advised that citizens should also make right decisions during elections so as to put the right people in positions, those who will not divert public funds to the benefit of their connections but instead address the citizens development challenges.
He emphasized that as seen in the past when demand for accountability and transparency is left for NGOs, citizens must as well participate and not be spectators so as to put public officials on alert through social auditing by demanding for the right information about development.
The EPA Director Mr. Salifu Wahab added that it is critical for members of communities to follow development activities to monitor sustainable use of resources and also get leaders to deliver the best services.
He also charge the citizens not to watch the assembly alone to bring development but especially take part in combating the current climate change effects.