Anti-graft campaigner, Daniel Batidam has died of cancer on New Year’s Day 2020.
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The former corruption advisor under the John Dramani Mahama administration passed on Wednesday, January 1 while receiving treatment for cancer at Mampong in the Eastern Region.
His body has since been transported to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra
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Mr. Batidam was a representative for Ghana on the AU Advisory Board on Corruption.
But he resigned from the position, citing corruption and the lack of accountability as some of the reasons.
“After witnessing several instances and degrees of bad governance, including the abuse of entrusted power (or corruption), lack of probity, accountability, transparency and integrity at the Secretariat of the AUABC and some Departments of the AU Commission itself for over a period of three years now, while efforts at seeking redress have yielded no results, I have decided on grounds of principle that enough is enough,” Batidam wrote in his resignation letter on June 8, 2018.
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Mr. Batidam was elected twice to serve on the Board in January 2015 for a term of two years and again in January 2017 to serve for a second term of another two years in line with Article 22 of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaians have criticised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for suggesting that the Akufo-Addo led administration has tamed and stopped the cedi from depreciating against the dollar.
Dr. Bawumia, during the New Patriotic Party’s National Delegates Conference in Accra on December 22, 2019, said the Akufo-Addo government has drastically “tamed” the cedi from its high depreciation.
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