iWatch Africa pays courtesy call on ACP David Eklu Director of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service

iWatch Africa’s Director of Policy, Gideon Sarpong and Director of Communications, Philip Banini today paid a courtesy call on the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Senanu Eklu.

The meeting which took place at the Ghana Police Headquarters in Accra is part of iWatch Africa’s stakeholder engagement ahead of the official launch of the ‘Human Rights Abuse & Corruption Project in Ghana.

The team from iWatch Africa underscored the importance of improving engagement between the police service in Ghana and the general public as well as protecting the rights of Ghanaians. iWatch Africa extended an invitation to the Ghana Police Service to join and actively participate in the initiative.

ACP David Senanu Eklu assured the delegation of the commitment of his office towards the successful implementation of the project. He also emphasized the importance of digital media and community engagement in educating the public in Ghana.

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The Human Rights Abuse and Corruption Project is supported by the US Embassy Ghana, with the official launch set to take place in October, 2019.

Philip Banini (iWatch, left), ACP David Eklu (Dir. of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, middle), Gideon Sarpong (iWatch Africa, right)
Philip Banini (iWatch, left), ACP David Eklu (Dir. of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, middle), Gideon Sarpong (iWatch Africa, right)

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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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