Mr. Sulemana Aziage, the executive director of Institute for Integrated Nature and Economic Development (INED), has challenged government to focus on fighting corruption within the judiciary and their overstay at a particular duty post for more than that years, as they become accustomed to the people and there and then that massive corruption begins to breed among the personnel.
“They are used to the people within the community and they have become allies and thereby cannot effectively perform their professional duties assigned to them,” he asserted.
He therefore appealed to government to make fund available for their transfer within a maximum period of three years stay at a duty post.
In a telephone interview with this paper here yesterday, Mr. Aziage said if this programme is well executed, it must also be extended to both public and civil institutions so that production will increase for massive economic growth.
According to him, the bureaucracy that one goes through at the police stations just, to say, “drop something,” and at the judicial service, you are asked to pay a fee for services not rendered and problems associated with the processing of documents at government offices leaves much to be desired.
“All these extra payments breed corruption in the system,” he said.
Currently Ghana runs seventh on the corruption index in Africa, according to Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) report 2016.
He emphasized the need for justice to begin from the grassroots without which the good policies of government would be overshadowed by corruption.
The executive director suggested that patriotism be included in the curriculum of basic schools so as to see corruption as a national canker that destroys every facet of the economy.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Kokou Tsakpornu, Ho