The British High Commissioner to Ghana Iain Walker has said the UK is looking forward to the office of the Special Prosecutor to deliver on its mandate to help the fight against graft in Ghana.
According to him, the UK is closely monitoring attempts by the Ghana government to fight corruption and is hopeful that the citizenry will play its part in achieving the objective.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Friday, Mr. Walker said the UK is following the conversation regarding the office of the Special Prosecutor and is hopeful that the Right to Information Bill, when passed will contribute immensely in the corruption fight.
“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.
“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, in particular, deliver now that he is in office,” he said.
The diplomat also called on Ghanaians to play their individual roles in order to see the change they want to see in the country.
“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. 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.
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