MOBILE ALACs: BRINGING RIGHTS EDUCATION TO CITIZENS
19 September 2017
This year, GII will organize a number of mobile ALACs across the country to engage directly with citizens at the community level on how they can contribute to fighting corruption in Ghana. These will be organized in the form of community durbars dubbed “know your rights”. Six of the mobile ALACs will be organized under GII’s Integrity, Mobilization, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT) Project funded by Global Affairs Canada through Transparency International, in three districts across three regions.
This activity will offer citizens the opportunity to learn about basic human rights and allow those who ordinarily will not have the opportunity to access the ALAC services in Accra to also report; and pursue their corruption related cases. The mobile ALACs will be organized in May and September 2017 in two rounds. The first round under this project will focus on four districts in the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions and the second round will focus on two districts in the Volta Region.
The mobile ALACs would seek to achieve the following key objectives:
- Provide citizens with a deeper understanding as to how corruption works in practice
- Inform citizens about existing corruption reporting mechanisms and sensitize them on the importance of reporting corruption
- Provide on the spot basic advice and assistance to victims and witnesses of corruption
- Establish relationship and secure cooperation with NCCE and CHRAJ in activity districts
- Identify and introduce ALAC focal points who would serve as liaisons in the district