The National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, and the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA have embarked on an anti-corruption campaign walk through some principal streets of Kumasi. The anti-corruption walk forms part of the activities outlined for this year’s Ghana Music Week.
Participants in the anti-corruption awareness walk marched from the Kumasi Cultural Centre through Pampaso, Adum, COCOBOD, Asafo, and ended at the Jubilee Park. Addressing participants after the exercise, the Ashanti Regional Director of NCCE, Mr. Arthur Wilson took participants through efforts and initiatives made by former governments dating as far back in 1960 to fight corruption in Ghana.
According to Mr. Wilson, Ghana’s development has stunted mainly because of acts of corruption in society. He said every change in government, whether through military takeover or multi-party election has been attributed to corruption. Unfortunately for us, governments’ efforts in fighting the canker remain unsuccessful. He lauded the introduction of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan, NACAP, and was optimistic that NACAP will produce some positive results in the fight against corruption.
Mr. Arthur endorsed the collaboration between NCCE and MUSIGA. He was pleased that MUSIGA had joined the rank and file of anti-corruption advocates to bring Ghana to its past glory.
Participants carried placards entreating all well-meaning Ghanaians to join the crusade to bring corruption to its knees.