6 Haile Selassie Ave, South Ridge, Accra, Ghana.                  

  • Contact Time: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

  • Phone Number: 0800-000-700

  • Contact Mail: info@osp.gov.gh

Youth Against Corruption

The Office recognises that a pivotal strategy for dismantling the deeply rooted culture of corruption in Ghana is to begin with the younger generation. By imparting a realistic understanding to the youth about the corrosive impact of corruption on their lives and future, there is a deliberate effort to foster a heightened awareness among them, motivating a proactive stance against corruption. This initiative represents a conscious endeavour to garner the support of the younger generation, often characterised as seeking to navigate the system through any available means. The programme is built on our belief that young people are in a better position to unlearn corrupt practices and imbibe the values of transparency, integrity, and accountability, ultimately offering better stewardship of the positions of trust they will occupy in the near future.

Youth Against Corruption at Prampram Senior High School

The maiden activity of the Youth Against Corruption programme was held at the Prampram Senior High School on 8 December 2023. The day also marked the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) of the United Nations (UN).  The OSP undertook this activity in collaboration with the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC). The activity brought together 674 students of the Prampram Senior High School.
 
The officials of the OSP led an interactive session with the students. The students were asked to explain the mandate of the OSP as they understood it. Their views allowed the officials of the OSP to correct misperceptions about the Office. Theofficials of the OSP spoke to the students about the four-fold mandate of the Office; namely to investigate, prosecute, and prevent corruption, as well as recover the proceeds of corruption and corruption-related activities. Below are selected pictures from the session;


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Youth Against Corruption at Ghana International School

The Office is dedicated to maximizing its impact, extending efforts to engage with youth from influential backgrounds. The objective is to imbue them with a sense of responsibility and duty. By empowering these young individuals, there is an aspiration to cultivate a generation that questions the origins of wealth and advocates for ethical practices within their families. The second Youth Against Anti-Corruption saw representatives from the office visit Ghana International School on February 2, 2024. GIS stands out as the first among the affluent private schools to generously embrace our invitation. The presentation covered the following topics: the OSP and its mandate, corruption and its impact on society, and whistleblowing.

There was also time reserved for open-floor discussion, where students asked questions and commented on the presentation and the subject of corruption. Here are some selected pictures from the session:
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Youth against Corruption at Tema International School

Tema International School (TIS) accepted our invitation to collaborate on this initiative and the Office met with TIS students on 8 February 2024. The officials of the OSP engaged with approximately 140 students, predominantly from the 11th and 12th grades.

In discussing the OSP and its mandate, the presentation covered how the office was set up and the functions of the office, including its four-fold mandate, namely, to investigate, prosecute, and prevent corruption, as well as recover the proceeds of corruption and corruption-related activities.

The students at TIS were allowed to use their laptops during the session. Many of them visited the OSP’s website and began to ask questions based on material they had read from the website. There were questions about the Office’s achievements so far, collaboration with other offices, actual independence of the Office and some profound questions about our relationship with the judiciary by students who apparently follow the news. The OSP team was grateful for the opportunity to further educate them and elucidate some conundrums and misconceptions about the OSP and its work.

Below are some pictures from this session;

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