The National Commission for Civic Education will be organising Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Community Durbars on issues bordering on Public Accountability and Environmental Governance nationwide. The exercise starts in September 2019 and this forms part of its Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme (ARAP), activities with support from the European Union. The engagements will improve citizens’ participation in good governance.
Participants, during the engagement, will undertake group exercises where they will deliberate on the topic given and also communicate the outcomes of the discussion to the constituency they represent. They will also serve as advocates in their communities who will sensitize their community members on public accountability and environmental issues.
The FGDs will be undertaken in all the Regional capitals while the community durbars will be held in all the administrative districts nationwide. These activities are planned to fulfill the objective of ARAP which is to promote good governance in Ghana, reduce corruption, improve accountability and uphold the rule of law.