Groups of citizens were taught how to implement audits.

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Citizen groups have received instruction on how to implement the Auditor-General's audit recommendations and the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) from the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC).

The one-day workshop was held in Tamale for citizen groups that were made up of people from a variety of professions and economic classes.

The communication and advocacy tools that enabled the correction of irregularities in audit reports, as well as instruction on the procedures for monitoring audit and NACAP recommendations, were provided to the participants.

Under the “Building Evidence for Increased Accountability in Ghana through a Multi-Stakeholder Accountability Initiative Project,” the training was one of the activities.

The Hewlett Foundation is providing funding for the two-year project that is being carried out by the GACC in 15 districts throughout the county.

The non-governmental organization known as the Rural Urban Women's Association (RUWA) Ghana was in charge of organizing the session in Tamale.

The audit report implementation, NACAP implementation, and citizens' anti-corruption agency were all covered by the project.

Since September 2022, the project has done things like compiling audit violations and the Auditor-General's report from 2021 to make specific recommendations for public institutions.

The project's implementation is expected to aid in the recovery of lost funds from public institutions.

It also sought to ensure the effectiveness of NACAP activities and raise public awareness of anti-corruption efforts.

Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Bright Sowu, Head of Programs at GACC, stated that the Coalition believed that implementation of audit recommendation follow-ups would reduce corruption and strengthen systems to prevent future instances of corruption.

He stated that citizens were the most important stakeholders in a democratic nation, and as a result, they should have access to government machinery.

He stated that despite NACAP's eight years of existence, many Ghanaians were unaware of its activities, and he added that the more citizens engaged, the more corruption was reduced.

"Citizen groups should be concerned to check on local government to ensure that audit report recommendations are fully implemented," he added.

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