Pressure group OccupyGhana has received commendation from President Akufo-Addo for their role in fighting corruption in the country.
The group which has been in the forefront in the quest to improve corporate practices in the public sector has backed the auditor general to ensure the prosecution of people who abuse public office.
Delivering his second state of the nation address in Parliament Thursday, President Akufo-Addo said the fight against corruption is a collective one for all Ghanaians.
“The role of OccupyGhana in increasing awareness of the importance of the work of the Auditor-General should be recognized. Every citizen is affected by acts of corruption, and we should all work to tackle them. Government has an obligation to treat the Auditor-General’s Report seriously, and to work to retrieve illegally acquired monies from those who would impoverish us all.
“Just think of the difference that GH¢5.4 billion would make to the nation’s finances. That would certainly be enough to build and furnish hundreds of classrooms, and construct the Eastern Corridor roads,” the President said.
He also noted that he is looking forward to speedy approval of the Special Prosecutor-nominee Martin Amidu.
“The Special Prosecutor Act is an essential step in our overall strategy to combat corruption.
“I look forward to Parliament dealing speedily with the process of confirmation of the nominee, a person of proven professional ability, with an established record of integrity and independence of character”.
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