Change mode of appointment to fight corruption—Emile Short

 Justice Short

Justice Short

A former Commissioner of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, has called for a change in the way and manner some appointments are made in order to fight against the corruption menace in the country.

Justice Emile Short said, anti-corruption institutions in Ghana are not strong enough to fight graft due to how the appointments were made.

“Corruption is a fight for all of us, it involves everyone and, so, there is a lot that needs to be done to fight corruption.

“Our institutions are not that strong partly because some appointments are made not on the basis of meritocracy but on the basis of political allegiance and political loyalty.

“We need to stop all these things if we are to win the war against corruption, we must strengthen our institutions by making the appointment process very inclusive, very participatory and get civil society involved.

“There are some appointments we just have to advertise them and get prominent people to apply than appoint them based on their political affiliation.

“There is a lot that needs to change. Politicians take money from people to campaign, and, so, when they come to office, they had to recoup the money by stealing from public coffers.
“That is another problem. We have to take a very serious look at how we do our politics,” Justice Short lamented.

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