Walk against corruption held in Accra

Walk against corruption held in Accra

By Abu Mubarik

For Inform Ghana

The Citizen’s Movement against Corruption (CMaC) and the Dansoman Keep fit club yesterday 15th November held a health walk against what they call growing levels of corruption in the country.

The walk, dubbed “health walk against corruption,” was also part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Dansoman keep fit club.

According to Adjin-Tettey, the founder of the 30 year keep fit club, the walk was to send a signal to the people that corruption is destroying the country.

The walk started from the MTN office off the Graphic road at 7 am through some principal streets in Accra. Brass band, chanting, singing and dancing accompanied the walk.

Stickers with inscription “Say no to corruption, your voice and action count” were distributed to onlookers, passengers on commercial vehicles, private cars, food vendors and businesses spotted on the walk route.

Kenteman Nii-Laryea, steering committing member of CMaC, said the significance of walk is to “mobilize the citizenry against public officials who are looting the state.”

He said the walk isn’t a nine day wonder. According to him, CMaC will move into the regions and the district to raise corruption awareness.

To him, the government has lost the fight against corruption and even alleged that the president has been active in perpetuating corruption citing the SADA scandal as his only evidence.

Convener of the group, Kingsley Offei Nkansah, called on the government to take meaningful steps to end corruption.

 “We need our government to step up steps to deal with corruption,” he added.

According to him, people who thrive on corruption will not do anything to stop it unless we build a social movement against it.

CMaC is made up of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana anti-corruption, the Trade Union’s Congress, Private media, Private enterprise foundation etc.

The aim of the group is to build Ghana without corruption.

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