“There is an urgent need for independent prosecution mechanism in Ghana, indeed with the absence of an independent anti-corruption enforcement mechanism, Ghana will not succeed in its fight against corruption,” CEPIL Executive Director, Mr Augustine Niber said.
Mr Niber gave the warning at a news briefing to share with journalists the Centre’s latest findings in two research reports on the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Public Accounts Committee of parliament.
Anti-graft crusaders in Ghana have stepped up efforts in the fight against corruption by launching social media platforms to empower citizens to report and document acts of corruption in state institutions.
The have also launched an advocacy and legal advice centre with toll free to facilitate victims and witnesses of corruption to quickly report their experiences in state agencies.
The Ghana Integrity Initiative – local chapter of Transparency International, SEND-Ghana and Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, which form the consortium, encouraged citizens to visit the "I paid a bribe" website www.ipaidabribe.org.gh to report all demands for and payment of bribes.