Global Media Alliance, (GMA) in partnership with the Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition, (GACC) and support from Star Ghana has launched the first ever short Code to report corruption in Ghana. The short code 1721 on all networks and 1821 on Airtel only, comes as a result of ‘Speak up’, a collaborative campaign developed by GMA and the GACC to educate Ghanaians on the anti-corruption laws of Ghana.
The ‘Speak up’ project is an accountability Media watch initiative which has been designed to encourage Ghanaians to stand and speak against all sorts of corruption, particularly, in the education and health sectors in Ghana through its live on-air dialogues.
Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, Managing Director of Global Media Alliance stated “As a broadcasting firm, it us our utmost responsibility to effect change in the community in which we operate. With the introduction of the new anti corruption short code, which happens to be the first in Ghana, the public can easily report through text messaging”. Explaining the mechanism of reporting through the short code, Mr. Agyeman said, “Anyone who comes across any corrupt act can just send a text with a brief detail to the short code 1721 on all networks and 1821 on Airtel only. He added that the message should be prefixed with the word “Speak” before sending it to the designated short codes. “We encourage Ghanaians to use this short code to report corruption and also contribute to the ‘Speak up’ program aired on e.TV and Happy FM.”
The program is aired on e.TV Ghana on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, and repeated on Sundays 8:30 pm.
It is also broadcasted on Happy FM and Anigye FM in Kumasi on Fridays at 9:30am.