We don’t need new structures to fight corruption – Bright Sewu

The Head of Programmes and Deputy Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition(GACC) has said that Ghana does not need new structures to fight corruption.

Bright Sewu said the country already has enough structures to fight the canker, however, these structures must be managed by leaders who can guarantee the independence of institutions mandated to fight corruption.

“…leadership that can say this is the mandate of our office, ‘we’re going to go ABCD way in order to deliver on these matters’,” he said.

Corruption is one of the many cankers the country has battled in many years.

After much effort to eradicate it, including the setting up of institutions such as the Office of the Special Prosecutor and the Auditor General’s office mandated by the constitution to fight against it, there has been very little progress.

Mr Sewu believes the road blocks are as a result of political interference.

“We need our institutions to actually wake up. We need them to be bold and brave, we cannot have our institutions being silent,” he said.

He further called for frequent interrogations of such institutions “not to implicate them but to hear the challenges of these offices.

“Sometimes it’s also about that culture of silence; some people are too scared to talk about certain things and that’s what is really limiting the fight against corruption.

Source: Jessie Ola-Morris (myjoyonline.com)

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