No matter what it takes corruption must be tackled head-on – Opoku-Agyemang

All arsenals must be marshalled to tackle corruption in Ghana, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in last year’s elections, has said.

She noted that the corruption menace has been a major challenge in Ghana and one that is hampering development.

Therefore, she said, it must be dealt with no matter what it takes.

Speaking at an anti-corruption forum in Accra on Thursday November 18, the former Minister of Education said if the laws are be changed to ensure the fight against graft becomes successful, that should be done with immediate effect.

“Regardless of what it takes we need to fight corruption. We can never say that because it is difficult [We can’t].

“Let me use the analogy of illness. Some illnesses are very difficult to treat yet the doctors are not giving up, they try to find ways  to mitigate  the effect of the illness  if not to cure it. They never throw up their hands in despair,” she said.

She added “With our collective effort we can deal with it. I am particularly glad that the subject of corruption has been tabled for discussion.“

She added “The flippancy that some of these problems are received in politics, it is as if it is a game, it is not, it is about human lives

“This is something that we must get rid of and if it is the law that we must change to change the perception of even the people so be it.

“The present situation finds itself among the worst we have seen on the road of getting rid of corruption.”

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana