NPP is prosecuting 21 people for financial misappropriation

NPP is prosecuting 21 people for financial misappropriation

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said 21 persons are undergoing trial for misappropriation of public funds.

He noted that the NPP government is committed to supporting such prosecutions no matter the political affiliation of those persons.

He also added that the Akufo-Addo led administration is putting effective administrative systems and strengthening anti-graft institutions in the quest to combat corruption in the country.

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Speaking at the maiden public lecture organized by Occupy Ghana and Audit Service, the Vice President opined that the law must take its course in matters of misappropriation of public funds.

Bawumia further called for effective collaboration between anti-graft institutions such as the Economic and Organised Crime Office, Financial Intelligence Unit, Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, civil society and Ghanaians to provide relevant information and clues to protect public purse.

He gave the assurance that the government would continue to strengthen public institutions through the provision of adequate resources and improve administrative systems to deter people from engaging in corrupt practices.

The head of Ghana’s economic management team also revealed that, government would introduce “No Duty, No Exit” plan at the ports, which would prevent containers from getting missing or stolen.

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