General News of Monday, 19 June 2017

Source: adomonline.com

Auditor General applauds Captain Smart for supporting fight against corruption

The Auditor General has commended Ghana’s No One radio station and the host of its Morning Show, Captain Smart for championing the fight against corruption in the country.

Captain Smart in May led a massive demonstration against civil and public officials in the country demanding that persons who have looted from the state’s coffers be surcharged.

The ‘Y’egye yen sika demo’ was attended by tens of thousands of listeners of the ‘Fabewoso’ segment of the morning show, which aims at unearthing corrupt activities among various government institutions. Perpetrators of the corrupt acts are named and shamed as well.

The demonstrators presented a petition to the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) to demand the prosecution of persons named as looting from the coffers of the state.

EOCO has subsequently reported that some of the persons implicated in the various reports have started trooping to their offices to pay back the monies they looted from the state’s coffers. Others have also appealed for time to enable them to settle the monies.

“More than a month ago, we identified about 25 individuals we were going to call on, but when we went to [the Public Accounts Committee] to find out the current status, all of them have paid the money,” he said.

Daniel Domelevo commenting on this on Adom FM’s Morning Show, Dwaso Nsem Monday said Adom FM and Captain Smart deserves commendation for leading the fight against corruption.

“Captain Smart and Adom FM, you also deserve to be commended for the demonstration in support of the fight against corruption in the country….they are the kinds of action that we need to support the institutions fighting corruption, we need them from time to time,” he said.

The Auditor General’s Department, he indicated ‘really appreciated’ the demonstration and further applauded the station for dedicating a whole segment of their morning show to support corruption fight.

The Auditor General, he added have also started taking actions that would help retrieve more monies from persons implicated in various reports.

The actions, he added, included the taking of photocopies of vouchers and contracts to back the reports from various institutions.

“Previously, auditors were not taking the vouchers and supporting documents from the departments…but now take the evidence there and then and put it on the file…,” he revealed.