President Akufo-Addo has created a passionate enchantment to the Diplomatic Local community in Ghana to report any of his appointees who interact in acts of corruption in the study course of their formal dealings with them or with their workplaces.
The President designed the simply call Tuesday the 28th of January 2020, when he addressed the Diplomatic Corps at the annual Fulfill & Greet and Diplomatic Reception held at the Peduase Lodge, Aburi.
“Should you, members of Diplomatic Corps be notified of any proof of corruption towards any of my appointees, I insist that they be shared with my business office to enable action to be tree taken on the subject. That is greater for our relations than unspecified generalized pronouncements on corruption” President Akufo-Addo reported.
Making a circumstance for his Government’s combat versus corruption, the President indicated that “it is a subject of community document that 20 one officers of the preceding administration are standing trial more than their involvement in alleged acts of corruption or producing financial reduction to the State and prosecutions of the individuals, that is, the regulators and the individuals responsible for the banking sector crisis have commenced”.
On the PDS saga that grew to become a topical concern in the country past yr, the President pressured that “despite self-serving allegations primarily based on deliberate misinformation the actions govt took to provide the PDS concession agreement below the Millennium Company Agreement to an finish was to reduce fairly than condone wrongdoing”.
“The war in opposition to corruption will not be received overnight, but with political will, it will be gained. I did not come into politics to enrich myself but to serve the general public desire. I am established to aid make in Ghana a design and society of clear open and accountable governance that will be the equal of any on the experience of the planet” President Akufo-Addo addded.
President Akufo-Addo also hinted that two officers or appointees of his federal government are currently experiencing investigations. He did not nevertheless point out any certain title.
Dean of Diplomatic Corps
The Colombian Ambassador to Ghana and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Her Excellency Mrs. Claudia Turbay Quintero, in an address on behalf of all her colleagues expressed guidance for the various social interventions and flagship programmes of the Akufo-Addo led authorities. She indicated that the Diplomatic Community in Ghana figure out the worth, impact and successes of the initiatives and they stand completely ready to support further more the development of identical. She was brief to add that the success story of the “Year of Return” initiative of Governing administration last year, is a testomony of the tourism opportunity of Ghana and that the Diplomatic Local community is completely persuaded that during the new initiative of “Beyond the Return”, Ghana will reap the added benefits of it tourism wherewithal.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in her welcome address observed that past yr was a fruitful one particular for her business office and the Ministry as far as the working partnership with the Diplomatic Community is concerned. She pledged the International Ministry’s determination to do all the things within just their power to guide the Diplomatic Local community in Ghana as they go about their responsibilities.
“Last year, the Ministry started off a common briefing session for Users of the Diplomatic Corps, aimed at furnishing foreign Missions in Ghana with credible, precise and responsible facts on Federal government policies, programmes and emerging socio-economic and political developments in the state. The final of these briefings highlighted Ministers for Finance, Nationwide Stability, Information, Inside, Electricity, and my superior self. At the function, all of us took turns to address issues pertaining to our respective spots of competence. In view of the large patronage and desire shown by the Diplomatic Corps in this work out, the Ministry has now institutionalized these standard briefing periods. Likely ahead, therefore, the Ministry would operate in close partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations – Ghana toward enriching the programme” Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Wilberforce Asare