OSP: We Will Name And Shame Peddlers Of Corruption
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has decided to name and shame peddlers of corruption who will be highlighted in the Ghana Corruption League Table (GCLT).
The GCLT which was launched today, March 22, 2022, by the OSP, is a research-based model designed to assess real and perceived levels of public sector corruption.
It is akin to a combination of the corruption perception index of Transparency International and Afrobarometer.
By this, public sector agencies would be ranked against each other on a corruption barometer and the result would be published annually on International Anti-corruption Day.
According to Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor, the GCLT will form a basis for enhanced pragmatic suppression and repression of corruption in the public sector.
By this, the OSP has charged all public institutions, departments, agencies, and companies to prepare and submit Integrity Plans intended at assessing deficiencies in their regulations, procedures, policies, guidelines, administration instructions, and internal control mechanisms to determine their vulnerability and exposure to corrupt practices and prescription of curative measures to manage such susceptibility to corruption and corruption-related offences.
“In sum, we will be documenting corruption, ascertaining the breeding of corruption, naming and shaming peddlers of corruption, assessing the impact of anti-corruption initiatives and taking curable and remedial measures to crack down corruption”.
The Ghana Corruption League Table project is in partnership with the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the Afrobarometer Directorate of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD).
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini