Anti-Corruption pressure group, OccupyGhana has indicated its preparedness to put more pressure on the Electoral Commission (EC) in 2015.
This, according to them, will be geared towards putting the Commission on its toes ahead of the 2016 general elections.
A statement issued by OccupyGhana and copied to citifmonline.com claimed the EC failed to honour its invitation to brief Ghanaians on the progress made in implementing electoral reforms proposed by the Supreme Court during the election petition verdict.
It said the Commission “initially turned down the invitation with the excuse they were too busy, and a representative who showed up during the presentation was unable to explain things satisfactorily.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”MN7fJldh1asr0ydDATCs00XAgArNNUdz”]The group is therefore poised to take up the issue again in 2015 “and bring the necessary pressure to bear on the Commission to take up its responsibilities to ensure that the necessary electoral reforms will be carried out in good time before the 2016 election cycle begins in earnest.”
It further stated that it will also take on a number of government institutions “to compel public officers to act according to law and run this nation right.”
Some of them include the Ghana Education Trust fund (GETFUND), Controller and Accountant Generals Department (Government payroll with ghost names).
They said they will also tackle recoveries related to GYEEDA, “retrieval of judgment debts such as that paid to Alfred Woyome, a move to occupy parliament and demand greater scrutiny of loans and bills passed and for Parliament to be a more effective check on the executive.”
In a related development, OccupyGhana in August 2014, directed the Attorney Generals department to retrieve state funds which were illegally paid to various public officials or be dragged to court.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifonline.com/Ghana