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EOCO has lost its mandate to fight corruption - Osafo-Maafo

Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister, has disclosed that the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has lost its urge to fight corruption in the country.

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo

He said the rationale behind its establishment hasn't been fulfilled in the last nine years.

Speaking during the launch of the Strategic Plan of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition in Accra, the Senior Minister said nine years after the establishment EOCO, the organization needs to do more to fulfill its mandate.

He added that the seeming politicization of crime hinders the fight against corruption.

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“The establishment of EOCO was specifically to fight corruption and I don’t think they have succeeded and therefore this is a reminder to the institution that we are still expecting to play a very key role in the fight against corruption.”

“The whole country is now divided on NPP and NDC actions and people defend wrong based on political colour, we cannot fight corruption that way, a crime is a crime and we must approach from that angle,” the former Finance Minister said.

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