The Ledzokuku Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Mr. Nicholas Tetteh Atiogbe has urged people occupying higher positions to stop interfering with the whistleblowing process in their communities. He said this at a community durbar organized by the Ledzokuku Directorate of NCCE as part of public sensitization activities under the Accountability Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Program (ARAP) supported by the European Union. The ARAP initiative aims at promoting good governance in the country, by reducing corruption and improving accountability and compliance with the rule of law.
In his remark on the theme, “Whistle blowing Mechanism and Anti- corruption: The Role of the citizenry” Mr. Atiogbe, admonished leaders to stop pleading with the Police when their relatives get arrested but rather advise them to live uprightly and allow the law to deal with them when they flout it.
The District Crime Officer at Nungua Police station and Acting District Commander of Teshie Police station, Superintendent Osuman Alhassan in his presentation on the theme said the Whistle Blowing Act was introduced by the government in 2006 adding that it was formulated based on article 41 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution to expose people who engaged in corruption and corruptible crimes.