CDD urges anti-corruption measures in government policies
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development has asked the government to strategically incorporate anti-corruption measures in all its policies.
Public perception of corruption in government has increased considerably after an initial decline in the early years of the Kufuor administration.
This has been attributed to several allegations of corruption against public officials.
President Kufuor’s insistence that allegations of corruption will only be investigated if evidence is provided has also been interpreted as a reluctance to truly combat corruption.
The Executive Director of the CDD, Prof. Gyimah Boadi say unless government gives more priority to fighting corruption very little will be achieved.
In an interview with Joy News, he says apart from giving resources to anti-corruption agencies, the public also needs to know about the mandate of bodies like the office of accountability.
“I don’t have a big problem with the idea that the office of accountability is accountable to the president or to the office of the president. I take it that it is an in-house police, however I take exception to the fact that to date, members of the public have no idea about the terms of reference of the office,” he says.
According to Prof Gyimah Boadi, the public has every right to know the terms of reference or job description of the office of accountability and by which standards it’s operating by.
Source: My Joyonline