Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated government’s commitment towards the fight against corruption.
He was of the view that leveraging on technology and formalising the Ghanaian society through digitization will improve administrative systems, transparency and accountability in the way we govern ourselves.
He made these remarks as a keynote speaker at the OccupyGhana Vrs. Attorney-General 2nd anniversary lecture with the theme “FromSurcharging To Safeguarding: Next Steps In The Fight To Protect The Public Purse”
He noted that the case was a decisive moment in our national effort to combat corruption and also applaud all bold citizens who stand up against the corrupt and the embezzlers of public funds.
He said: “The systems and effective institutions are what matter as well as enforcement of laws. The online systems we are putting in place have largely eliminated corruption at DVLA, passport offices, Registrar General’s department, and reduced corruption at the ports through the paperless reforms.”
“Through the enforcement of the laws, the Auditor General has disallowed some Ghc 5billion of expenditure so far, We have also passed the Right to Information act , The Public Procurement Authority has implemented E-procurement, National ID Card, Special Prosecutor Act, and we are also resourcing the anti corruption agencies. All these mean that Ghana is putting in place a sustainable infrastructure for fighting corruption. These are landmark reforms that will stand the test of time.” Dr. Bawumia said.
He added: “We are currently rolling out a National ID, reducing the opportunities for corruption in the public sector with plans to go completely cashless in the public sector by the middle of next year thanks to the successful implementation of Mobile Money Interoperability.