Fight against corruption on a ‘whole new level -John Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama has defended his government’s record in the fight against corruption.
He said the fight against corruption has been taken to a whole new level by his government and accused his political opponents of playing propaganda with the issue.
The president was speaking in a radio interview on Sunrise FM Thursday as part of his “ Accounting To The People Tour” in the Eastern Region. President Mahama said his government has excelled in the fight against corruption compared to previous governments and the records are there for everybody to see.
The President revealed that the Attorney General has saved the country almost one billion dollars over the last four years due to measures put in place to tackle issues relating to judgement debts. He further revealed that the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation( EOCO) has managed to retrieve almost GHC 50 million from people who swindled the state in various deals .
He said his government set up a commission to investigate GYEEDA AND SADA and that the recommendations of the reports and being implemented and said officials indicted are also being prosecuted .
President Mahama also mentioned the investigation into the activities of the National Service Scheme and how the state has managed to remove hundreds of ghost names from the payroll, thereby saving the country millions of cedis . “We have dismissed 163 people and 34 people are before the court as I speak today,” he said.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
According to the President, the fight against corruption is on track because the last Transparency International Corruption index singled out Ghana and Senegal as the countries in African excelling in the fight against corruption.
“The standard measure for corruption is the Transparency International Corruption Index. In the last transparency International Report, Ghana and Senegal were singled out as two countries that were doing a lot to stem corruption,” President Mahama argued.