President Akufo-Addo to launch 2017 anti-corruption week today

President Akufo-Addo is expected to launch the week-long celebration of 2017 Anti-corruption week and National Anti-Corruption (NACAP) conference in Accra today.

The celebration 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.

Activities for this year’s celebration will include a discussion of the 2016 NACAP Implementation Report, and awareness creation of the NACAP and resource mobilization for its implementation.

The stakeholders are optimistic that at the end of this year’s celebration, consensus will be built on the 2018 NACAB activities and more youth will be involved in the fight against corruption.

Fighting corruption has been one of the major focus of the Akufo-Addo government.

Even though Akufo-Addo has been in government for just 11 months, his government has not been spared the perception of corruption among his officials.

The diversion of premix fuel, sale of contaminated fuel by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) Company, and the accusation of corruption leveled against two deputy chiefs of staff by a sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame A-Plus are some corruption allegations raised against the Akufo-Addo government.

Despite these developments, President Akufo-Addo has given security agencies a directive to investigate any official within his administration who will be accused of corruption.

Source: Maryan Abena Oteng/hbtvghana.com      



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