General News of Sat, 13 Oct 201821
Corruption fight: UK is monitoring Ghana - Iain Walker
The UK government is closely monitoring attempts by the Ghana government to fight corruption hoping that the citizenry will play its part in achieving the objective, according to the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker.
“Issues of corruption is very important to us in the UK and in our relationship with Ghana and that is why we will want to see the OSP [ Office of the Special Prosecutor], in particular, deliver now that he is in office,” he revealed in an interview monitored by this reporter, Kwabena Danso-Dapaah on Starr FM.
The diplomat, therefore, called on Ghanaians to play their individual roles in order to see the change they want to see in the country.
“Fighting corruption is key in the development agenda and that is why in the UK the right to Information bill was passed because we believe accountability and transparency on the side of public officials are key", Iain Walker pointed out to host of Morning Starr Francis Abban
“Ghana is welcoming and has goodwill, let’s us translate the goodwill into what Ghana wants to be in the 60years and what it wants its relationship with the UK to be", the Commissioner observed.
"If Ghana is welcoming, then it should be welcoming to investors and all that comes along. Let’s take individual responsibilities to ensure that we get the change we all desire. All of us must play our role in achieving that together,” he noted.