IEA holds intra-tertiary debate on corruption in Tamale


The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) will today, Thursday December 7, 2017 hold an intra-tertiary debate on corruption at the Tamale campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS).

This follows a similar one organized yesterday at the University of Ghana where four tertiary institutions slugged it out on the motion; “Which of these will you prioritise and why: A Special Prosecutor or Right to Information Law”.

The competing institutions comprised the University of Ghana, Central University College, Islamic University College and the Accra Technical University.

The University of Ghana emerged winner of the debate.

The event which is under the theme “empowering the youth in the fight against corruption” is part of the National Anti-corruption and Transparency Week Celebration which was launched on Monday December 4, 2017.

The national campaign is aimed at reviewing the state of corruption in the country and providing a platform for the assessment of the country’s implementation of anti-corruption measures.

The motion for the Tamale event, Do cultural norms promote corruption, will be debated among members of the Tamale Campus Debate Club at the Dr Andani Andan’s Board Chamber of the university.

The debate is organized in collaboration with the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) with support from the US embassy in Ghana.

The event will be broadcast live on Radio Tamale 91.7MHz at 2:00pm prompt. It will also be live on as well as tunin, Radio_Tamale.

By: Yahaya Masahudu,