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Let your goodwill reflect the country you want in 60 years - lain Walker to Ghanaians

Goodwill Ghana has is good, but more important is the translation of that goodwill into a country all Ghanaians and the world at large would be proud of 60 years from today, British High Commissioner, Ian Walker has said.

Mr. Walker believes a collective effort on the part of every individual from the ‘top’ to the ‘least’, will ensure that roles are played effectively and the change and development Ghanaians desire is realized.

“Ghana is welcoming and has goodwill, let’s us translate the goodwill into what Ghana wants to be in the 60 years and what it wants its relationship with the UK to be," the Commissioner told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr, Friday.

"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 added.

The diplomat was emphatic about the role of the Special Prosecutor in fighting corruption in the country, equally stressing the undeniable part every citizen has to play to support.

“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,”

“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," he added.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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