Accra, Ghana, was the site of the first workshop of the anti-corruption project funded by the European Commission and managed by FIIAPP in the African country.
The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) held the first seminar of the “EU-Ghana Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP)” on 20th September in Accra, Ghana, with the objective of establishing the work plan for the first year of the project´s implementation and to agree on the results framework.
It was attended by representatives of the five direct beneficiary institutions of the project, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Commission for Civil Education (NCCE), Ghana Police Service, Attorney General and Judiciary, as well as representatives of Ghanaian civil society and Parliament.
The event was opened by the Head of Cooperation for the European Union delegation in Ghana, Ignacio Burrull, who highlighted the advantage of having the experienced FIIAPP and other institutions, such as GIZ, for managing the project.
Ghana is currently in a pre-electoral situation, which means that the commitment of the institutions has enabled the project to be in line with the work of Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) and thus in a position to start work on project activities.
The project has received €13 million in European funding, and will work to support reforms in the Ghanaian government, aimed at improving accountability and strengthening the rule of law in order to reduce corruption in the country, over the course of five years.