Mr. Noel Aboagye, a security expert and political analyst, has raised concerns about the effectiveness of state institutions, including the Office of the Auditor General, Office of the Special Prosecutor, National Security, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), in addressing corruption. He likened their performance to that of a remote control.
“It is the state institutions like the Office of the Auditor General, Office of the Special Prosecutor, National Security, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) that must take action.”
“They should stop behaving like remote control devices, waiting to be directed before they do their jobs,” he said in an interview on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantannanso with George Adjei on July 26.
According to Mr. Aboagye, these institutions need to be urged to take more proactive actions and stop waiting for constant direction before executing their duties effectively.
He pointed out that the individuals appointed to these key organizations are often chosen by politicians or the government in power, which can impact their ability to perform their roles impartially.
He emphasized the importance of conducting thorough background checks on individuals employed in these sensitive and critical institutions to ensure their neutrality.
Mr. Aboagye believes that such measures will enhance their capacity to effectively tackle corruption in the country.
“Politicians have put their people in these positions. But if we check their backgrounds before employing them as Auditors, National Security personnel, or BNI members, it will help them check corruption effectively,” he stated.
Story by Adwoa S. Danso