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fight against corruption

  • While this news is most welcome, we need to do more as a country to reduce corruption to the barest minimum since a successful fight against this canker can go a long way to help ....

    Written By Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Of the myriad of problems facing the world today, corruption – a matter of great concern due to its disastrous consequences on developmental programmes – has become a source of worry to many well-meaning citizens irrespective of where they find themselves.

  • The 2016 edition of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) scored Ghana 43 points out of a possible clean score of 100 and showed that Ghana’s performance has dropped by four percentage points from its 2015 score of 47 points.

  • No wonder the Commission wants civic education to be re-introduced into the basic school curricula. Another way to find out if Ghana is making any concrete progress in its fight against corruption is to monitor and examine progress made in achieving goals and commitments.

    Written By Rebecca Ekpe - Africa must indeed be worried that the continent loses about 148 billion dollars annually to corruption. Of greater concern is that the 2017 Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International shows that eight out of the ten most corrupt countries are from Sub-Saharan Africa. This report has given rise to a number of questions, including whether Africa can win the fight against corruption. Credit goes to the AU for the push to re-examine its commitment to combat corruption. The AU must also be praised for declaring 2018 and every July 11 as AU Anti-Corruption Day.

  • If we cannot enforce these, then any new law will simply go the way of the current – beautifully ignored adornments in our statute books.

    There is talk of amending the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) to make corruption a felony, criminalise private corrupt acts and domesticate international anti-corruption conventions that Ghana has signed.

  • In the villages, how our cocoa farmers are fleeced by buying agents is an open secret. The petrol filling station is another place of interest. Some of the fuel pumps have been so manipulated that a gallon is never a gallon but much less.

    Written By Doreen Hammond - Over the weekend, I was at the market to get some stuff for the house. As I bargained to buy smoked fish from my regular supplier, I learnt something new which surprised me.

  • “Our nation is drenched in massive and unprecedented corruption under the direct supervision of our President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cronyism and nepotism have become the government’s policy and is manifesting in a family and friends government we are all witnessing,” he lamented.

    Former President John Mahama has expressed worry over the citizenry remaining silent in the midst of high-level unprecedented corruption practiced under the government.

  • In a groundbreaking announcement set to shock many political watchers, the President extolled Martin Amidu, a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress’s virtues, saying he has no doubt his nominee is very qualified and able to do the job, pending the approval of Parliament.

  • Any politician who sees power as “time to chop” will always steal public money through all forms of corrupt deals. Given that no ...

    Written By Prof. Ransford Gyampo - Fire is good, but if you don’t know how to use it, it can destroy. Democracy is good, and even though several Afrobarometer studies show that it is the most preferred form of government, we don’t seem to understand its substantive canons. Hence it frustrates National Development. Indeed, governmental quest to serve public interest, in my view, continue to be undermined by the way we have operationalised democracy.

  • The deal, in which Anglo-Dutch company Royal Dutch Shell and Italian peer Eni jointly acquired the rights to the OPL 245 offshore oilfield, has spawned legal cases spanning several countries.

    The Nigerian government has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his then oil minister of accepting bribes and breaking the country’s laws to broker a $1.3 billion oil deal eight years ago, a London court filing shows.

  • In March 2014, the United States Department of Justice revealed that it had frozen more than $458 million believed to have been illegally obtained by ...

    This year, Ghana is leading the world to remember the 400th anniversary of what history describes as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.

  • Quite honestly, many Ghanaians are not enthused about the warnings that have been issued to the public officials over the period because everyone is fully aware that nothing would come out of it.

    THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Monday issued a stern warning to heads of public institutions who failed to strictly implement the recommendations in the Auditor- General’s report.

  • Written By Ebenezer Annan - Not a day passes in Ghana without the talk about corruption in the media. The decadence cuts across all facets of Ghana’s social, political and economic life.

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