Ghana President blames instability on corruption

He also called for sustained cooperation among regional anti-graft agencies in order to stem the problem.
The President spoke at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies within the Commonwealth.
Mahama maintained that corruption had assumed a frightening proportion, hence it should be denounced.
According to him, corruption and poor governance was an infraction on human rights that tend to widen inequality and engender economic injustice.
“We, the citizens of our countries, have within us the power to expose corruption on all levels that it may occur and to demand transparency and accountability from our elected representatives, as well as from other elders and leaders in our communities,” he said.
The Ghanaian leader disclosed that his administration was strengthening institutional framework to tackle corruption in the country and revealed that current efforts had made significant in-roads in the campaign against the scourge.
He said the office of the Attorney-General and the Speaker of Parliament were working together to fast-track the passage of some bills that will strengthen the anti-graft legal framework in the country.
Notably, he listed the Right to Information Bill, the Public Officers’ Code of Conduct Bill, the Whistle Blowers Amendment Bill. He added that the process of adopting the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan was to be expedited in order to make Ghana a no-go area for corrupt elements.


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