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Empowering Ghanaian Youth Against Electoral Corruption: GACC Commemorates African Union Anti-Corruption Day 2024

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is set to commemorate the African Union’s (AU) Anti-Corruption Day on July 11th, 2024, as designated by the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC). This year’s event will focus on empowering first-time voters and minors to combat electoral corruption offenses and promote whistleblowing as a crucial tool for upholding Ghana’s electoral integrity. The GACC will commemorate the day across 33 districts in 14 regions, in collaboration with its Local Accountability Networks (LANets) and with funding support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, aligning with Ghana’s 2024 elections and addressing concerns about electoral transparency and violence.

The GACC’s initiative comes at a critical time, as Ghana prepares for its 2024 elections amidst concerns about electoral transparency and violence. Recent allegations involving minors in the registration process and instances of vote-buying have underscored the need for robust measures to safeguard democratic processes and ensure fair and transparent elections.

This year the African Union Anti-Corruption Day is focused on the theme “Effective Whistleblowers Protection Mechanism: A Critical Tool in the Fight Against Corruption,” which highlights the importance of whistleblowing in combating corruption. The GACC seeks to align this theme with Ghana’s upcoming election, empowering first-time voters and minors to report electoral-related corruption and promote whistleblowing as a vital tool for upholding Ghana’s electoral integrity.

On this African Union Anti-Corruption Day, as Ghana prepares for its 2024 elections, the GACC calls on Ghanaian youth and citizens to play an active role in combatting corruption by demanding accountability, rejecting corrupt practices, and reporting any acts of corruption to appropriate authorities. Together, let us work towards building a more transparent and accountable society where corruption has no place, ensuring a brighter future for Ghana and Africa as a whole.

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