Building an informed citizenry: Gewog Awareness & Advocacy Program under Chhukha Dzongkhag

The second round of Gewog Awareness & Advocacy program in Chhukha Dzongkhag concluded on 17th February 2017 covering 11 Gewogs. The two member team led by the Director from the Department of Prevention and Education, Anti-Corruption Commission also interacted with the students and staff of two Central Schools (Kamji CS and Pakshikha CS), two tertiary educational institutes (Gaedu College of Business Studies and College of Science & Technology), and two Hydropower Plants (Chhukha and Tala Hydropower Plant).

Such program are being catered through various themes involving key stakeholders such as the local government, school/institute and youth in different parts of the country to build an informed citizenry and garner support in the fight against corruption. Besides this, it is expected to develop the sense of intolerance and resistance to corruption and demand greater transparency and accountability in the delivery of public services. Further, ACC strives to improve the quality of complaints by sharing some typical case studies.

So far, the ACC has completed the first round of Awareness & Advocacy Programs in all the 205 Gewogs, and is currently conducting the second round of Gewog Awareness & Advocacy Programs. In the second round till date, ACC has covered 38 Gewogs of Chhukha, Samtse and Sarpang Dzongkhags.

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