The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition has called on Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to declare his assets in accordance with law.
The call by the coalition comes at the period the Auditor General, Daniel Domelovo, has thrown an open invitation to public office holders earning the minimum salary of GHS3,700 to declare their asserts or be coerced to do so.
Speaking in an interview with Class News’ Jerry Akornor on the sidelines of the Social Accountability Multi-Stakeholders Forum in Accra on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, Executive Director of the Coalition, Beauty Narteh, said such declaration is grounded in law and that the Special Prosecutor cannot do otherwise.
She said: “Once he is going into public office, he’s expected to declare his assets. That is what the law says so that is what everybody has do. So once you agree to go into public office and this is not even new to the person appointed as Special Prosecutor because he has already being in public office before, so I believe it shouldn’t be a problem.”
Ms Narteh also called on the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament to do more in terms of naming and shaming whilst referring lawbreakers to appropriate state institutions for sanctions in their efforts to fight corruption.
“Naming and shaming is important in the fight against corruption because once people are named and shamed it serves as a natural deterrent, but it is not enough to name and shame we need to punish where we have to punish so sanctions should be applied,” she stated.