- The Netherlands ambassador to Ghana does not seem pleased with government's Ghana Beyond Aid’ policy
- Ron Strikker has called on the Nana Addo's government to pursue another policy instead
- According to him, the 'Ghana Beyond Corruption' policy would help the country in the long run
The Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker has urged the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) to pursue a “Ghana beyond corruption” agenda since government officially launched the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ policy.
The Netherlands’ Ambassador believed that the country would be better off without corruption which according to him, consumes millions of aid, loans and grants.
Speaking on the Ghana beyond aid policy launched by the NPP government, Strikker suggested that the government should channel it's resources into fighting corruption.
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He added that “corruption is a very bad thing” and companies suffer and will stay away if they think that they are going to be harassed by corruption in a certain country…”
The Akufo-Addo administration announced that the policy is an objective towards achieving self-reliance for Ghana.
The policy has since caused controversy with many saying that it is ambiguous. A document on the policy was subsequently launched on May Day in 2019.
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In other news, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has replied Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, that it cannot trace the cash docket on the alleged missing $15 million oil cash.
The cash was intended for the development of the people of West Cape Three Points Area in the Western Region.
According to Ghanaweb reports, Amidu wrote to the Director General of the CID demanding information and documents to aid the investigations.
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