Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

European Union’s five-year Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption programme (ARAP), ends in Ghana

02/12/2020 - 17:51
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The European Union (EU) has ended its Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption programme (ARAP), with 281 projects executed, after five years of implementation in Ghana. The projects implemented in the five years of the project included capacity building, provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment, digitization and policy development support for eight state institutions whose work border on or are linked to the fight against corruption.

They institutions are the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Judicial Service, Attorney General, Ghana Police Service, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Legal Aid Scheme and Environmental Protection Agency (to tackle illegal mining).

The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), a Spanish public foundation in collaboration with STAR-Ghana and the NCCE, implemented the programme in Ghana.

The ARAP programme began in May 2016, providing EUR 20 Million to support the efforts of the government in its fight against corruption by contributing to current reform processes to reduce corruption and improve accountability and compliance with the rule of law including environmental governance.  It was also instrumental in the implementation the Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

A closing ceremony was held in Accra to celebrate with partners and friends, the achievements of the programme that also assisted in increasing the ability of the public, civil society organisations and the media to hold government accountable.

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