Deputy Attorney General, Alfred Tua-Yeboah has admonished Members of Parliament (MPs) to approve the conduct of Public Officers Bill (CoPO) once it is laid before the house.
He made the appeal while addressing an event to mark the 2022 edition of the International Anti-Corruption Day in Accra.
The Deputy Minister asserted that “the current Bill is at the final stage at cabinet, and we intend to lay that bill before Parliament for approval next year when they resume. My Lord is here, they will legislate for us”.
He also noted that both receivers and givers of bribes should all be penalised when found culpable, adding that the giver should not be made to go scot-free.
“So a young man or some young men may want to join the Immigration, they see a certain young man who says if you pay GH¢10,000 each I will get you enlisted, this gentleman takes the money, and he’s not able to do it, he absconds, and they follow the security agencies to arrest and prosecute him.
“What about those young men who paid the GH¢10,000 each? Because you are not going after them, they keep every year making the work of the police very difficult,” Mr. Tua-Yeboah said.
“Let me sound this warning that those who are interested in paying, be prepared that when we get you, we will also prosecute you, we will not leave you,” he added.