Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong

A former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong says the country needs a more comprehensive approach to fighting corruption.

Rev. Opuni-Frimpong said he wants to see a government disowning its own in matters of corruption.

He believes the country needs a re-orientation and must give space to ethical efforts in public space.

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“There are questions on whether contractors give value for money in the work they do. There’s examination malpractice in schools. That is all corruption. We need a more comprehensive approach to fighting this.

“I want to see a situation where government functionaries disown their own in matters of corruption. We need a re-orientation. We must give space to ethical efforts in our public space,” he said on Joy TV’s AM Show.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, while addressing the Ghana Bar Association conference in Takoradi on Monday, said the opposition has been trying to tag his government and his person with corruption although there are clear indications of his efforts to deal with the phenomenon.

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“I am aware of the orchestrated attempts by my opponents to hang the tag of corruption on the necks of my government and myself despite all the manifest efforts being made to deal with the phenomenon of corruption,” President Akufo-Addo said.

But to Rev. Opuni-Frimpong, the President’s speech on corruption raised more questions than answers.

“I was expecting to hear something different. What is the new approach to fighting corruption?” He quizzed.

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A worried Rev. Opuni-Frimpong believes so much focus is on officials in government forgetting that corruption is everywhere.

“My worry is that we focus too much attention on those in government. There’s corruption in our schools and elsewhere. I expect a more comprehensive approach to fighting corruption,” he noted.

Click on attached audio above and listen to Rev. Opuni-Frimpong:

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy