A brief summary of our activities in December.
Here’s a selection of what has been happening:
CHRAJ Launched Anti-Corruption & Transparency Week
The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) launched the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week (ACT). The celebrations took place between the 2nd and 9th of December 2019 and the theme was “NACAP: Mobilizing National Efforts and Resources to Combat Corruption, Five Years on”, bringing together stakeholders from government, public and private sectors, academia, media, civil society and the general public among others. The Launch event will be attended by the Guest of Honour, Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Anna Bossman.
International Forum on Asset Recovery and Money Laundering, organised by the EU in collaboration with anti-corruption institution
The European Union through its Accountability, Rule of law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) organised an International Forum to discuss and strengthen international legal cooperation in criminal matters.
The event was one of several events organised for Ghana’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week (ACT), and was opened by the EU Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Diana Acconcia, and CHRAJ Commissioner Mr. Joseph Whittal, with the keynote speech delivered by Hon. Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General of Ghana. Two Panel discussions followed the opening ceremony with the contributions from national and international experts and representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the West Africa Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors (WACAP) and INTERPOL.
CHRAJ brought together over 200 students for the Youth Forum on Integrity
The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) celebrated a Youth Forum on Integrity in Accra. The schools invited to the event include Accra Academy, Accra High Senior High School, Presbyterian Boys – Legon, Presec Osu, Accra Girls, Kinbu SHS, St Thomas Aquinas, St Mary’s SHS, Wesley Grammar School and Holy Trinity SHS.
During the event, students were called on to present their views on integrity and anti-corruption and give voice to their views and concerns. This activity responds to one of the four key objectives of Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP), which foresees the engagement of individuals, the media and civil society organisations in reporting and combating corruption.
CHRAJ celebrated National Conference to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day
To commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day, CHRAJ and partners held today a National Conference presenting the Report on the State of Corruption. The event was attended by the Guest of Honour His Excellency Mahamadu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana; other distinguished guests included the EU Ambassador, Diana Acconcia and the British High Commissioner, Iain Walker.
ARAP engaged the “Validation workshop of Gender Policy for the Ghana Police Service” in Accra
The Women, Peace and Security Institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra was engaged by the Accountability Rule of Law and Anticorruption Programme (ARAP) to assist in the development a Gender Policy for the Ghana Police Service.
The policy is a gender mainstreaming strategy to strengthen the efforts of the transformation agenda to be able to provide world-class policing services to Ghanaians.
Specific objectives of the policy are to:
1. Institute gender mainstreaming procedures and processes into recruitment, postings, promotions and general operations in the Police service by 2023.
2. Reduce existing gender gaps in career training and development between females and males Officers in the Police Service by 2023.
3. Inculcate the core values of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the organizational culture of the Ghana Police service by 2023.
4. Build the knowledge, skills and attitudinal orientation of Officers in gender analysis and mainstreaming for effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the operations of Police service by 2023.
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