EOCO Boss Calls On NLA; Assures Of Stringent Measures To Protect The Public Purse

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) led by its Executive Director (COP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah and her team have paid a courtesy call on the National Lottery Authority, to familiarise with its operations.

In an engagement with the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority and some key staff, the Executive Director of EOCO, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah stated that it is the responsibility of the EOCO to ensure that, the finances of all public institutions are in safe hands and in accordance to the Financial management regulations, hence a need for the Economic and Organised Crime Office to embark on this courtesy call to the NLA and to ensure that monies meant for the government through the consolidated funds are not tempered with.

According to her, prosecuting individuals for financial misappropriation always cost the nation millions of cedis, hence EOCO is adopting an alternative channel of sensitizing public workers on how to abide by the financial management regulations and prevent being prosecuted.

She explained that Eoco wants to serve as a guide to all public institutions in order to help protect the public purse.
Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah believes that this move by the EOCO will rather help save the nation millions of cedis which would have gone waste through financial misappropriation.

She further hinted that the intelligence section of the Economic and Organised Crime Office through higher technological means will ensure that fraudsters within the system are flashed out.

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah further assured the National Lottery Authority of the EOCO’s commitments to the good courses of the Authority and further ensure that the NLA plays its role on the right path without any misappropriation.

On his part, the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority, Mr. Samuel Awuku expressed appreciation to the EOCO’s willingness and commitments to help flash out fraudsters in the system, and more importantly in the Lotto industry.

Mr. Awuku stated that the NLA and government are losing millions of cedis due to the activities of these lotto fraudsters and by far tarnishing the image of the National Lottery Authority.

He assured that the NLA as part of its targets for 2022, hopes to exceed its financial target, which will help drive the government’s developmental agendas.

Story by: Kwaku Stephen

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