The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has suggested to government to invest in the fight against corruption by providing adequate funding to anti-corruption agencies, and supporting their activities.
Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, Mr Richard Quayson said over the years, Ghana has made some progress in the fight against corruption, but government’s support to anti-corruption agencies in the effort to eliminate corruption or reduce it to the barest minimum.
He observed that corruption has a ravaging effect on society, and the price the nation pays is enormous.
Mr Quayson made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sideline of the on-going Fourth Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa.
He said “it is our duty as a nation to show to the rest of the world that we can manage our own affairs when it comes to the issue of fighting corruption.”
The Deputy Commissioner urged government to ensure that Parliament passes the National Anti-corruption Action Plan into law, which was drafted by the Commission in collaboration with the Office of the President, Parliament and the Economic and Organized Crime Office.
He regretted that the bill has been in Parliament over the past three years.
Mr Quayson said the on-going conference would enable them share experience in their struggle against corruption and also equip them for the task ahead.