President Akufo-Addo is expected to launch the 2017 Anti-corruption week and National Anti-Corruption (NACAP) conference in Accra on December 4, 2017.
The celebration, which seeks to review the state of corruption in the country, and provide a platform for the assessment of the country’s implementation of anti-corruption measure will end on December 9, 2017.
The event, which is being spearheaded by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and its partners, will see other partners including 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.
An outline of this year’s celebration will include a discussion of the 2016 NACAP Implementation Report, and an awareness creation of the NACAP and resource mobilization for its implementation.
The stakeholders are optimistic that, more youth will be involved in the fight against corruption by the end of this year’s celebration.
Recent scandals such as 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, appear to have smeared the government’s image already.
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.
According to him, this move is to ensure that individuals proven guilty of corruption won’t go unpunished.