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The government could have done better with the fight against corruption – former CHRAJ boss

July 18, 2017 2:07 PM
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Justice Emile Francis Short, a former commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has stated that the current administration has not done too well its fight against corruption.

To him, the Akufo Addo-led administration should have opened up on the finer details with regard to the issue of corruption.

Justice Short cited instances of corruption that occurred in public offices such as the National Communications Authority (NCA), which involved a sum of $4million, another at the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) that stood at $1.3million, as well as the identification of ‘ghost names’ and its pressure on the public purse.

Another instance of corruption was the the outcome of findings at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), where 16,839 non - existent workers were responsible for a GHS50million scandal.

He concluded by calling for prosecution and a naming – and – shaming of public officials caught in acts of corruption.


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