Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the policies and programmes being implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration to fight the canker of corruption as unmatched in Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
According to him, the administration of Nana Akufo Addo has, in just two and half years of being in office, introduced systems and institutions designed to reduce human interface in service delivery, while significantly increasing the resources available to anti-corruption agencies in an all-out effort to cut out waste and eliminate opportunities for corrupt practices.
Vice President Bawumia touted Government’s success story in the fight against corruption when he gave the keynote address at the first OccupyGhana Vrs Attorney General Anniversary Lectures in Accra on Friday, 14th June 2019.
“The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is putting in place the systems and institutions that will help us going forward. The online systems we are putting in place have virtually eliminated corruption at DVLA, Passport office and business registration at the Registrar-General’s Department. We have reduced corruption at the ports through the paperless reforms.”
“When the land digitization process is complete we will also virtually eliminate corruption at the Lands Commission.”
“As you may be aware, at least 21 former public officials are currently on trial for alleged corruption-related offenses.”
“We have passed the necessary legislation and appointed a Special Prosecutor to deal with exceptional cases of corruption.”
“We are currently rolling out a National ID, reducing the opportunities for corruption in the public sector with plans to go completely cashless in the public sector by the middle of next year thanks to the successful implementation of Mobile Money Interoperability.”