Corruption: Government is gathering evidence to punish people – Osafo Maafo

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The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has revealed that government is carrying out thorough investigations on people who have wronged the system through corruption in the country.

He said people are disappointed because such people are not punished hence the need for the Akufo-Addo led administration to conduct this investigation.

He said this at the National Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week celebration held in Accra.

“When we talk about corruption, Ghana is not getting better. People are a little disappointed for not seeing those who have wronged the system through corruption being punished. People are inpatient with the Akufo-Addo led government because they think we spoke about corruption in the past and till now nothing has been done to those who engage in it,” he said.

“We are doing a thorough investigation on corruption cases in the country. We don’t want to do it in a hurry but take time and investigate. There are laws in this country and we won’t use the laws to punish anyone just because he is a political opponent but because they have robbed the country. Investigations are still going on and very soon results will be out for us all,” he revealed.

Yaw Osafo Maafo also indicated the need to leverage on technology in dealing with corruption cases in the country.

“Technology has come to a level where we can use it to fight corruption. Corruption increases when you give people the chance to meet other people. If you have to submit your passport forms online, you won’t meet any connection man to speed up processes for you,” he said.

“We will make sure that all revenue agencies make use of technology. When we make all business paperless, it will decrease corruption in the country” he added.

There will be series of events to mark the National Anti-corruption and Transparency Week such as regional dialogue across the country, debates on the subject of corruption which will be climaxed with the National Anti-corruption conference slated for December December 8 and 9, 2017.

Source: Priscilla Anum-Noi ||


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