Anti-corruption crusaders need maximum support – Mahama

Ghana Ghana News

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called for strong assistance for institutions and individuals fighting to bring down corruption in the society.

When given the needed help, he said, they would be in the particular position in order to sustain typically the fight to be able to stem this canker.

Mr Mahama made the call at the closing of a three-day annual national convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission at Pomadze in often the Central Region, which was on the theme: Corruption, a threat for you to national development, peace and security.

The former President   said: “While corruption exists even in the most developed countries, your strength associated with institutions plus the values of transparency have helped them to help reduce corruption to an absolute minimum. ”

He stated, to succeed in fighting corruption, Ghana should strengthen its anti-corruption institutions.

“There should be more funding with regard to those agencies – they must be provided with the required manpower to carry out their job and granted the autonomy and independence to deal with persons found to have engaged within acts regarding corruption, ” he mentioned.

Mr Mahama condemned attacks on some anti-corruption champions who had dared to question some people inside the corridors of power who have been found to possess engaged in corrupt deals.

The ex-President asked traditional in addition to religious leaders, civil society and the media, to undertake the exact obligation involving exposing the very rot within the system.

Describing corruption fight as not a start and stop enterprise, Mister Mahama explained, the battle must be a continuous one and all those who have the role to play must never get tired of exposing and even talking about it.

He urged governments to be tolerant and listen to criticism from campaigners who expose corrupt dealings.

The NDC leader claimed, when elected to serve the people of Bekwai, ghana again, he would improve the asset declaration regime to ensure accountability.

This individual asked Ghanaians to eschew nepotism together with hypocrisy as both bred corruption and additionally said, appointing cronies into governments was very dangerous and appealed to religious heads not to mention traditional authorities to speak against the practice.


Ghanaian Times

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