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GII launches anti-graft awards

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) says it has noticed with concern that anti-corruption mechanisms being rolled out across the country by state and non-state actors over the years have achieved little success, hence the need to applaud anti-graft campaigners through its newly-inaugurated Ghana Integrity Awards scheme.

According to the anti-graft body, Ghana loses close to US$3 billion to corruption annually.

Speaking at the official launch of the Ghana Integrity Awards in Accra on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, the Executive Director, Linda Ofori-Kwafo, said the awards will give a further boost to the anti-corruption fight in Ghana.

The Right to Information Bill, the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill among others, are some legislation enacted to help deal with corruption-related offences.

Mrs Ofori-Kwafo hopes the Bills and other interventions will further boost the fight against corruption.

She emphasised the need for other initiatives that complement traditional corruption fighting strategies “such as the integrity awards scheme, just to mention a few, that seek to honour public officials who have demonstrated integrity in their work and in the society”.