‘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

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative 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 strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.
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