President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that his administration fought corruption citing the improvement of Ghana on the corruption perception index since 2012.
During an interview with Volta Star Radio during his “Accounting to the people” tour of the Volta Region President Mahama revealed that his administration was never part of former administrations who shied away from dealing with corruption.
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“This is because there is more talk and discussion on corruption because my government is prepared to investigate, expose and sanction corruption. In many cases sanctions against corruption were exacted only after governments went out of power. This is the first government that is actually investigating corruption under its tenure and sanctioning people who hold public positions,” he said.
Corruption remains one of the greatest bane in Ghana's political scene with billions of cedis lost to the illegal exchange of hands annually. Meanwhile the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in have investigated 186 cases against corruption.
Attorney General has indicated that the specialized government agency set up to monitor and investigate economic and organised crime on the authority of the Attorney General, is prosecuting 46 cases out of the 186 and has recovered an amount of GH¢2,419,443.72 to the state as at mid-year 2015.