‘Together Against Corruption Project’ successfully launched in the Eastern Region

Tracking police corruption

The ‘Together Against Corruption Project’ (TAC) being implemented by iWatch Africa, JMK and Socio-Serve Ghana was successfully launched at the Starr Villa Hotel in the Eastern Region on Tuesday.

‘Together against Corruption’ is a 2-year project which 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 ‘TAC’ launch was attended by representatives from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Star-Ghana and the media.

Yahya Ahmed Nkrumah, the Project Officer of JMK Consulting also unveiled a baseline study on the perception of police corruption as part of the launch.

Key areas of the TAC project include:

1.Handling of cases reported by citizens at police stations/ charge office and how shiftily and transparently these cases are handled.

2.Enforcement of traffic regulations on the road to ensure that motorists are not offering bribes to Police Officers and also Officers are not extorting of monies from Motorists.

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

The project target regions include;

—Five Districts

–Upper Manya Krobo/ Assesewa District

–Akwapim North/ Akropong District

–Yilo Krobo/ Somanya District

–Ho West/ Peki District and Anyawiase District

–North Tongu/ Aveyime District

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

Report by iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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