Right to Information Act is govt’s evidence in corruption fight – Tuah Yeboah

A Deputy Attorney General, Alfred Tuah Yeboah, has stated that the Right to Information Act is evidence of the government’s commitment and determination to tackling the fight against corruption.
He said that was in addition to the Witness Protection Act and the amendment of the Criminal Offences Act, which changed the status of corruption from a misdemeanor to a felony.
“This means that anyone who engages in corruption and is tried, convicted, and sentenced will receive a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 12 years per the new law,” Mr Yeboah explained and reiterated the government’s commitment, dedication and determination to the fight against corruption.
Speaking at a Ghana Integrity Initiative’s (GII) roundtable discussion on redesigning new strategies for the country’s approach to the fight against the menace, Mr Yeboah indicated that the government remained committed, focused and resolute to making corrupt practices unattractive hence the actions taken in dealing with corruption-related issues.
Listing a number of actions taken, including laws passed, he observed that the fight against corruption required the collective effort of the citizenry and appealed to them to support and assist the government in the fight against the canker.
Mr Yeboah explained that the digitisation of government services at places like the passport office among others had cut out avenues for corruption and noted that the places which were previously not digitised and prone to corrupt activities were now undergoing massive digitisation drive aimed at reducing more human interfaces which were from all the catalysts for corruption.
Ghana maintained its position and score on the Corruption Perception Index with 73 and 43 respectively and has had the same since 2020, which is below the average country score although the score is classified as low, it is still above the sub-Saharan Africa average of 33. –citinewsroom.com

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