Call for state funding of political campaigns to reduce corruption

| Updated Dec 06, 2017 at 12:28pm



A Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Democratic Development, CDD, Dr. Kwadwo Asante says the current trend of politics in the country does not augur well for the fight against corruption.

Speaking at the NCCE's Public Opinion on its Report on Public Perception on Corruption in the country, Dr. Asante called for financing of campaigns of political candidates to reduce corruption among politicians.

On her part, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, Dr. Mrs. Mercy Akrofi Ansah said lack of adequate protection for whistle blowers on corruption kills people's interest in reporting the act.

She suggested for a toll free line to ease its reportage.

Meanwhile, a Co-Chairperson for the Citizens Movement against corruption, Edem Senanu, says Ghana does not take action where it is needed when it comes to the fight against corruption.

He said citizens who engage in what he described as petty corruption are rather punished severely but those who engaged in serious corruption are left off the hook.

This he noted is a shame.