John Mahama and Jane Agyemang
Mahama ready to battle Corruption with Operation Sting in Second Coming
Former President John Mahama has said he will use Operation Sting to battle corruption in Ghana if he wins the 7 December 2020 elections.Outdooring his running mate on Monday, 27 July 2020 in Accra, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said fighting corruption will be one of his major priorities.
“We will, as part of an integrity for development action plan, launch‘Operation Sting’, he said.
It is an anti-corruption crusade,which, “under my watch,will involve massive,far-reaching and practical governmental reforms”.
“It will be ruthlessagainst all corrupt political appointeesand public sector workers”, he noted.
Mr. Mahama also said: “It will be a requirement for all who serve in my government to publish their assets declaration and have same audited by the Auditor- General”.
“We will reinforce the independence of state institutions such ast Electoral Commission, Auditor-General’s Department, Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
“Single-sourced procurement – sole-sourcing – will be an exception not the rule”, he promised.
He added: “In pursuance of social justice, I will through a constitutional review that creates a fairer and just emoluments system and removes the distortions between Article 71 Office-holders and other public sector employees”.
“Of course, the elephant-size governmentof 125 ministerswe have been burdened withfor four yearswill be reduced drastically.
“The savings made from emoluments ofreduced number of ministers andtheprivileges they enjoy will be channelled towards paying Assembly Members to perform the function of collecting accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas”.