In a recent interview on Hot Issues with Keminni Amanor, former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, commended the Akufo-Addo-led government for its commitment to combating corruption through well-crafted policies.
Blay emphasized that, in comparison to previous administrations, the current government has demonstrated significant efforts in addressing corruption, leveraging innovative strategies.
Blay highlighted the importance of institutional and policy frameworks in the fight against corruption, citing digitalization as a key tool.
He pointed out that the empowerment of institutions such as the Police and the Judiciary has been instrumental in creating an environment conducive to curbing corruption effectively.
Addressing concerns raised by former Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who expressed dissatisfaction with the efforts of public institutions in combating corruption, Blay stressed the global nature of corruption.
He acknowledged the detrimental impact of corruption on the economy, estimating that approximately one-third of Ghana’s GDP is lost to corrupt practices.
While recognizing the challenges posed by corruption, Blay emphasized that it is a widespread issue, not unique to Ghana. He urged a global perspective on the matter, particularly considering the context of developing countries grappling with this pervasive challenge.