Corrupt officials must answer for their crimes – Osafo Marfo

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo has disclosed that government officials found culpable of corruption will not escape prosecution.

Yaw Osafo Marfo said this at the launch the week-long celebration of 2017 Anti-corruption week and National Anti-Corruption (NACAP) conference in Accra today.

According to him, Ghanaians should be patient with the Akufo-Addo government which has resolved to deal with corruption.

Yaw Osafo Marfo revealed that the president asked him to convey the message since fighting corruption has been one of the major focus of the Akufo-Addo government.

He said: “The president told me that: ‘When you go, emphasize the point that we are certainly going to make people who have wronged this nation through corruption suffer for their deeds’”.

“But we don’t want to do this in a hurry, we must do thorough investigation… we must do it in such a way that people who have wronged the system are identified through thorough investigation and they will answer for their crimes”.

The week-long celebration of 2017 Anti-corruption week and National Anti-Corruption (NACAP) conference begins today on Monday, December 4 and ends on December 9, 2017.

National Anti-Corruption (NACAP) conference seeks to review the state of corruption in the country, and provides a platform for the assessment of the country’s implementation of anti-corruption measures.

The event is being spearheaded by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and its partners includes the Office of the President, Attorney General’s Office and the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, made up of CHRAJ, EOCO, IEA, GII, PEF, CDD, GJA, GCRP], Judicial Service, NCCE, Ghana Police, NAPRM, Penplusbytes, IMANI, EU/ARAP, US Embassy/USAID, STAR Ghana and STAAC.

Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com

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