Corruption Watch

Project Name

Corruption Watch




Strengthening Action Against Corruption (STAAC), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), STAR-Ghana, DANIDA

Project Info

Corruption Watch Ghana is an intervention dedicated to addressing the problem of the lack of sustained action against public corruption. The goal of this intervention is to reduce the high levels of corruption in Ghana. Accordingly, the project seeks to sustain media action against corruption for a continuous CSO action in an anti-corruption investigation and prosecutorial bodies responsiveness, transparency, and accountability in the fight against corruption; support and sustain efforts at anti-corruption institutional reform, and incentivize anti-corruption-related behavioral change among public officers and citizens.

The project operates within five principles

  • Prevention: We seek to change public officers and citizen attitudes towards corruption and to promote a positive attitude towards integrity.
  • Punishment: We advocate for stiffer punishment for officials who engage in public corruption. This is expected to serve as a deterrent to other people and make public corruption a highly unattractive pursuit.
  • Persistence: Lack of sustained interest in exposed incidents of corruption results in non-investigation and sanction of corrupt officials and a huge loss to the public purse. It is therefore important to publicize corruption cases and follow up on them to their logical conclusion.
  • Policy
  • We strive to make sure that the corrupt opportunities that were created or taken advantage of by corrupt individuals are closed. In this regard, we aim to persistently advocate for tightening loose anti-corruption rules and strengthening weak rules.
  • Payback: Financial loss to the state resulting from corrupt practice should not be treated lightly due to its negative impacts on society, especially on the poor and vulnerable. It is therefore important to send a message to corrupt individuals that if they steal from the people they will be made to pay pack every cedi with interest.

Key Activities

  • Investigation of corruption cases happening within the country
  • Weekly radio shows to highlight corruption cases and demand action to be taken against perpetrators



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