General News of Wed, 7 Nov 201821
Make suspended EOCO officer overall boss for being frank – Asiedu Nketia
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the suspended Eastern regional director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Fred Dzeny, would’ve performed better than the outfit’s current head.
According to him, Mr Fred Dzeny will be a better person to replace ACP Amoah.
Mr Asiedu Nketia said the current head at EOCO has hit the path of bad leadership characterised by corruption, considering his decision to suspend his Eastern Regional Director for making an anti-graft comment.
“Suspending a whole regional director for being frank and speaking about corruption is uncalled for. This shows how the Akufo-Addo government and all other institutions glorify corruption. The NPP government hates the truth and would always want to make life unbearable for truthful people.
“Mr Fred Dzeny should be the overall boss because he is the only one who has proven he can speak the truth about corruption,” he said on Okay FM monitored by Adomonline.com.
Fred Dzeny was suspended on Monday for saying that for the fight against corruption to be effective in Ghana, ruling governments should prosecute their own when the slightest incidence of corruption is raised against them.
“There should be the political will by the ruling government to fight it; and [it] should be ready to resource the corruption fighting agencies,” Mr Dzeny told journalists at a symposium on November 1.
Mr Nketia is appalled that an organisation whose mandate is to fight corruption in public offices would be offended by the frank commentary on the subject by its senior officers.