iWatch Africa, Socioserve-Ghana & JMK hold strategic workshop towards launch of ‘Together Against Corruption’ Project

Tracking police abuse of power in Ghana

iWatch Africa, Socioserve-Ghana and JMK held a strategic workshop last Friday towards the official launch of the ‘Together Against Corruption’ Project.

‘Together against Corruption’ is a 2-year project being implemented by iWatch Africa, Socioserve-Ghana and JMK. The project seeks to build citizens’ capacity to fight corruption in their engagements with the Police as well as increase the responsiveness of the Police Administration to cases of corruption involving Police Officers.

The strategic session which was conducted by Michael Boabi of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) was designed to develop an integrated approach to dealing with police abuse of power in Ghana.

The project target regions include;

Eastern Region:
Yilo krobo, Akuapim North, Upper Manya Krobo

Volta Region:
South Dayi, North Tongu, Ho West

Greater Accra Region:
Shai-Osudoku, Ada East, Ada West

‘Together against Corruption’ is sponsored by STAR-Ghana with funding from UKaid, DANIDA and EUROPEAN UNION.

Below are some pictures:

iWatch Africa, Socioserve-Ghana & JMK hold strategic workshop towards launch of ‘Together Against Corruption’ Project

Report by Gideon Sarpong

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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