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GII demands update on Corruption Perception Cases in Akufo-Addo’s government

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The anti-corruption agency, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is demanding answers and updates from government on alleged corruption cases which have inundated the airwaves throughout the year.

The GII outlined various corrupt practices perpetuated by some individuals and public institutions in the country.

Speaking to the media during the press conference, the programmes manager of GII, Mary Awelana Addah, said, the alleged corruption practices leveled against some private institutions and individuals have been without updates.

She outlined the numerous corruption cases which are purported to be under investigation yet the public has little knowledge of the outcomes.

She hinted on Joy FM that investigation which revealed the $74 million waste bin scandal, a contract awarded to Jospong Group of companies to supply 1 million 240L waste bins and the 900,000 pieces of bin liners which was inflated by $ 31.1 million.

She further stressed on the GHC98 million fumigation and sanitation contracts awarded to the eleven companies of the same Jospong Group to fumigate and spray some selected Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country and the GFA and Kwesi Nyantakyi corruption issues.

Other corrupt issues raised include the Metro Mass Transit (MMT), Ghana Bauxite Company, Australia Visa, Diversion of premix fuel scandals and the Double salary allegations against the Members of Parliament (MPs).

Mary Addah said, GII therefore demands full report and publication of such investigations conducted by the state investigative bodies like the CID, the Attorney General’s Department and the other agencies.

“It has been over a year since the CID initiated investigations into such alleged corrupt practices but nothing has been heard of the outcome and so, we at GII want to know what the outcome of the investigations are,” she indicated.

She again expressed disgust over government appointees and Ministers attitude of withholding information that would enable investigations to proceed. She therefore called on the President to step in and instruct them to make all documents available for thorough investigation.

“We also challenge the Police and the Attorney General to use the constitutional and legal means at their disposal to enforce compliance from the government appointees,” she noted.

Source: Nii Aflah Sackey

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