EOCO boss now Chairperson of anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah (Mrs), the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.

Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Her election took place during the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, held in Accra, Ghana, where delegates voted in her favor.

COP Maame Tiwaa assumes this role following the tenure of the previous chairperson from the Anti-Corruption Commission of Seychelles, who held the position during the 13th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa in Seychelles.

In her acceptance speech, COP Maame Tiwaa emphasized the importance of continued and robust efforts by leaders of member countries to combat corruption within their respective jurisdictions.

"It is undeniable that corruption remains one of the most significant impediments to the development and progress of our nations. It undermines the rule of law, erodes public trust in institutions, and perpetuates inequalities and injustice. As leaders in the fight against corruption, we have a solemn duty to confront this menace head-on, with unwavering resolve and steadfast commitment," she disclosed.


She promised to give her best as Chairperson of the association and called for close collaboration in the realization of the vision of the group.

"I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all member agencies for entrusting to me this responsibility. Be assured, that I do not take this trust lightly and for granted. I pledge to serve with integrity, impartiality, and diligence, always mindful of the immense responsibility that comes with this role. Together, we must redouble our efforts to strengthen anti-corruption frameworks, enhance cooperation and collaboration among agencies, and foster a culture of accountability at all levels of society. We must leverage technology and innovation to bolster our investigative capacities and ensure that those who engage in corrupt practices are swiftly brought to justice."

"Furthermore, I recognize the importance of engaging with civil society, the private sector, and international partners in our collective endeavour to combat corruption. Their insights, expertise and support are invaluable as we work to build a more transparent future for all Africans," she stressed.

On her vision for the next year as Chairperson, she said "Over the next year, I pledge to work tirelessly with each of you to: Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, Enhance our collective capacity to combat corruption, Support innovative solutions and best practices, Together, we will drive progress, learn from each other’s successes and challenges, and create a stronger, more resilient Commonwealth Africa network."

During her acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude to the delegates for entrusting her with the opportunity to serve and pledged to dedicate herself wholeheartedly, with courage, determination, and optimism.


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