Chairperson for the National Commission for Civic Education, Josephine Nkrumah has expressed concern at the rate of abuse of power by government agencies and institutions.
Delivering an address at the 2nd National Dialogue on Public Accountability: Abuse of Office, she said abuse of power, as well as corruption, were depleting national resources.
“These accepted norms and practices properly constituting abuse of office have led to mediocrity and the weakening of institutions…while stagnating national development. It costs the national resources and money. It pronounces the vulnerability of public office that negates sound policies and takes away the objective of service delivery efficiency to drive socio-economic and democratic growth.”
On his part, the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, underscored the need for an improvement in the laws and strict implementation of the rules to fight corruption.