Who We Are

The Centre for Democratic Empowerment is a research and advocacy think tank established to advance democratic values, rule of law and accountable public expenditure.

Our Core Mandate.

  • To ensure a peaceful co-existence among all manner of people irrespective of their diverse social, racial, religious, gender, ethnic and cultural background.
  • To promote a transparent and accountable public expenditure.
  • To advance and promote the tenets and principles of right to information.
  • To campaign and advocate for free, fair transparent and acceptable elections.

Our Vision

  • We envisage a society of absolute equal rights and justice for all manner of persons.
  • We look forward to a society devoid of corruption and reckless dissipation of public funds.
  • To achieve a system where natural resources and public funds are judiciously used to advance infrastructural developments in the area of health, education, security, justice, roads and job opportunities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to establish a society where there is total respect for human rights through our refined programs, Events and News such as.

  • Human Rights advocacy Modules
  • Rights to information Campaigns / Workshops
  • Anti – Corruption Strategies.

What We Do

We strive to achieve our goals through our carefully tailored Programs, Events and News with the requisite and information technical know how, materials and facilities capable of enhancing our goals and objectives. Most of our activities are centered around the under listed;

  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Ensuring that people may exercise their rights and that governments are held responsible for defending and advancing human rights.

  • Poverty Eradication
  • The goal of poverty eradication systems is to eradicate or drastically reduce poverty.

  • Eradicating Poverty in Ghana.
  • These efforts aim to make sure that the process is impartial, open, and inclusive and that all opinions are heard.

  • Anti-Corruption Campaigns.
  • Anti-corruption programs aim to eradicate corruption and lessen its detrimental effects on society.

  • Right to Information Campaigns.
  • This campaign helps grant citizens the legal right to access information kept by public institutions.

News Undertaken Over the Past Two years.

  • 1. Action to Mitigate Social Injustice (AMSI).
  • The Action to mitigate social injustice was launched on 2nd November 2021 at the office of Centre for Democratic Empowerment at New Bortianor in Accra, Ghana. The program is basically intended to help mitigate massive repressive social attitudes and criminal prosecutions being meted out to people with same sex love and gender non conformity. Among News undertaken under the Action to Mitigate Social Injustice (AMSI) include;

    • Memorandum to Parliament of Ghana calling on it to uprightly reject the “Promotion of proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill- 2021.”
    • Presentation on the floor of Parliament of Ghana dated Thursday, 10th March 2022 under the invitation of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament in respect of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.”

  • 2. Public Expenditure Program (PEP).
  • The News was launched on 2nd February, 2022. It is intended to look into the procurement flaws within the public sector of Ghana. CDE Cases/News determined by the Right to Information commission are as follows;

    • CDE vrs ABNMA
    • CDE vrs ADB
    • CDE vrs AMA
    • CDE vrs COCOBOD
    • CDE vrs ECG
    • CDE vrs GOIL
    • CDE vrs GPHA
    • CDE vrs LADMA