Burglars break into Auditor General’s office

A Corruption Watch investigation has uncovered how unidentified persons have been staging frequent break-ins at the offices of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General in Accra.

The incidents have resulted in concerns about tampering with the integrity of the prosecutorial processes as well as the security and safety of the officers of the A-G’s department.

According to Corruption Watch sources, one of the topmost officers affected is the Director of Public Prosecutions, Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa. 

Since April 23, 2018, Corruption Watch sought to speak with officials of the Ministry, including the Minister, to no avail. Last week, the Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Madam Gloria Akufo told Corruption Watch through her assistants that she cannot speak on the matter at this time because of “a tight” calendar.

The break-ins

In March this year, 2018, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was burgled. In that incident, the burglars took away one laptop computer and one printer.


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SEC losing public trust

Some frustrated customers of troubled fund management companies say they have lost confidence in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) because SEC appears unable to compel the companies to release their matured funds to them.

There are particular demands on SEC by clients of Gold Coast Fund Management Limited and Beige Capital Asset Management Ltd with some accusing SEC that the regulator does not give prompt attention to complaints nor give feedback.

The Commission is the apex regulatory body of the Securities Industry in Ghana.


On its website, the Commission has described Fund Management licensees by either gold or red legend. Those in gold rows are “Fund Managers with no major regulatory issues” while those in red rows are “Fund Managers with major regulatory issues: pending complaints, suspension, etc.”

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Why Integrity Should Drive Business Practice in Ghana

Integrity is the card Ghana must play to successfully project an image of a society that frowns on corrupt business practice, according to panelists on the Corruption Watch radio program.

“Today, we know that many people feel they have to make facilitation payments, many people feel that there are a lot of hindrances in their way to doing proper business in Ghana,” Mary Awelana Addah, Programs Manager, Ghana Integrity Initiative said on Wednesday when contributing to the Corruption Watch radio program via telephone.

She added, “We know of the common 10 per cent or 15 [per cent] or the others. These do not encourage people to want to do business.” 

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