The Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, Maame Tiwa Addo-Danquah, has urged Ghanaians to come together in a unified effort to effectively combat corruption in the country.
Speaking at a roundtable discussion on the Corruption Perception Index 2023 in Accra under the theme ‘Corruption and Justice: Where Does Ghana Stand?, the EOCO Executive Director emphasized the need for a shift in the mindset of Ghanaians to effectively tackle corruption.
Earlier this week, Transparency International, in its report, said, “Ghana scored 43 out of a clean score of 100 and ranked 70th out of 180 countries and territories included in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2023.
In her contribution, Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah expressed concern about the pervasive nature of corruption and called on every citizen to play a role in the fight against this societal menace.
Every Ghanaian is concerned; you are concerned, and I am also concerned. Everybody should be concerned. We must all put our hands together and we must fight what is fighting us. If we need to fight it, then everybody must fight it.
The Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, also expressed disappointment in Ghana’s stagnated position on the Corruption Perception Index, highlighting the country’s lack of progress in the fight against corruption.
The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, called on civil society organizations to trust anti-graft bodies. She urged CSOs to refrain from harbouring suspicions once anti-graft bodies have exonerated individuals under investigation for alleged misconduct.