Story by Dennis Asare
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), National Chapter of Transparency International Initiative (TII) has launched an award program dubbed Integrity Awards to Honor Ghanaian public institutions and officials who demonstrate integrity in the line of their duties and in the society.
According to the Executive Director, Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo, the traditional approach of prevention, investigations, and sanctions implored in the fight against corruption in the past has not yielded much result in Ghana, hence the need for a more strategic and sustainable approach in the fight against corruption. This approach of honoring deserving public officials will complement the efforts of government and other state agencies in reducing corruption.
Addressing the public at the British Council, the Executive Director said, “One key strength of the award scheme as an anti-corruption tool is that, awardees tend to abide by the views held by the giver and the general public. In this sense, the Integrity Initiative will continue to portray exemplary behavior for others to emulate”.
The 2019 edition of the awards scheme is scheduled to be presented during the ceremony to commemorate the United Nations Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2019.
The award shall focus on areas such as Policy and Administration Reforms, Transparency and Social Accountability, Efficient Public Service Delivery, Effective Enforcement and Integrity Personality of the Year.