The National Democratic Congress yesterday revealed that the Next NDC administration will launch Anti-corruption crusade to fight against corruption when voted into power.
The NDC over the last few have backlashed the NPP government over some alleged corruption scandals such as the Power Distribution service, the Bulk oil Storage and Transportation company, Kelni GVG fraud, missing excavators fraud and the Agyapa Royalties scandal. The party sworn to thoroughly investigate all these alleged cases of corruption.
According to Ex-president Mahama and some other Bigwigs of the NDC such as Hon. Haruna Iddrisu and Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the past NDC government played a crucial role in fighting and reducing corruption in the country and was evident in the Corruption Price Index.
The next NDC administration which will be led by Ex-president John Mahama when elected is poised on weeding out corruption from the country by serving as a watchdog to protect the public purse.
Addressing the gathered NDC officials at the University of Professional studies, party officials in presenting the NDC’s manifesto stated that, “the next NDC government will consider it as a civic duty of every Ghanaian to act as a watchdog. The state will give a good look into holding public officers accountable without fear or repressor or attacks. The presidency shall not act as a clearing house for corrupt appointees.”
The NDC manifesto laid out some measures that would be put in place to tackle corruption in the administration when voted into power. Anti-corruption crusade termed “operation sting” as stated in the “the people’s manifesto” is part of the integrity for development action plan which will involve massive, far reaching and practical governmental reforms.
The others measures include:
1)Codify conflict of interest situations for the various categories of public officials and enforce applicable sanctions.
2)Make single-sourced procurement (sole-sourcing) an exception and not the rule.
3)Introduce conflict of interest, moral and civic education in the high school curriculum.
4)Enact conflict of interest legislation for all government officials including the executive and legislature.
5)Increase support for EOCO, NACOB, financial intelligence centre and other anti-corruption institutions
6)Strengthen collaborations between NACOB and the food and drugs authority.
7)Strengthen the Auditor General’s office and safeguard its independence.