Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to fighting corruption in the country.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the government of the day has been able to effectively deal with corruption and corruption related activities than the erstwhile NDC administration.
Following the resignation from office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu; matters arising from that move and other allegations of corruption against some government officials, a section of Ghanaians have expressed loss of confidence in government’s fight against corruption.
But speaking at a public lecture in Accra on Thursday, the vice president noted that the current administration has demonstrated that it is committed to fighting the menace.
Despite admitting that the fight has not been an easy one, Dr. Bawumia stressed that the Nana Addo led administration is one of the best in recent years as far as the battle against the corruption is concerned.
Talking about some steps taken by government to address the menace, he cited the setting-up of the office of the special prosecutor, passage of the right to information law, digitization of some public institutions among others.
“We are fighting corruption. A lot has been said especially the last few weeks over the commitment of the Nana Akufo Addo government to fighting corruption. While it has not been an easy task, I can confidently state that this government has been one of the best in years to have demonstrated an uncommon boldness and commitment to fighting corruption.”
“Over the last four years, we have strengthened the regulatory and legal framework to fight corruption by implementing several digital initiatives as well as passing into law several anti-corruption related legislation; including the witness protection act of 2018, the office of the special prosecutor act of 2018 and the right to information act of 2019 to unearth corruption.”
“Digitization has also significantly reduced corruption in places such as the ports, DVLA, passport office, NHIS hospitals and so on.” Dr. Bawumia outlined.
He went on to state that the government has been able to deal with alleged corruption cases in the previous government.
According to him, six persons under the previous government have been found guilty of corruption in monetary terms and others.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Beyeni Elijah Yenibey|Ghana