Corruption must be totally dealt with – GII


The Corporate Affairs Manager at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Michael Boadi, says Ghana is under performing in the fight against corruption.

In an interview on GBC’s Uniiq Breakfast Drive, Mr. Boadi said GII findings early this year showed that Ghana has been performing poorly in the fight against corruption.

This he says, does not augur well for the country.

Mr Michael Boadi was sharing his thoughts on the exposé by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his TigerEye PI which was premiered yesterday (June 6), at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

The latest exposé revealed massive corruption within the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Mr. Boadi noted that the exposé does not only confirm the rot in the GFA but also shows a lot of corrupt practices happening in the country.

On the way forward, he said government must seal off loopholes that breed corruption.

Mr. Boadi proposed that sanctions on corruption must be severe to deter others from engaging in it.

He advised Ghanaians against using poverty and poor working condition as an excuse to engage in corrupt practices for their private benefits.

He urged Ghanaians to report corrupt cases to the appropriate authorities and hold duty bearers accountable.

Mr. Boadi lauded government for the creation of the office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) and called for the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) bill which he said, would help the office of the Special Prosecutor to have access to information to gather evidence against corrupt officials.

Story By: Gifty Tracy Aminu.

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