PPP Ready For Demo
The long-awaited Progressive People’s Party (PPP) led anti-corruption demonstration has been scheduled for Thursday, October 3 in Accra.
Partners in the anti-corruption campaign unanimously agreed to take the action under the theme: ‘Ayefe Notse Anti-Corruption Demonstration’ at a meeting held over the weekend in response to the pledge by the Accra Regional Police Command to readily provide security for the demonstrators.
A statement issued and signed by William Dowokpor, Convener of the PPP Anti-Corruption Campaign Coalition on Sunday, said the PPP led Coalition against Corruption blames the country’s inability to attain sustainable economic growth on corruption and bad governance.
It said the coalition believes 22 legislations on the country’s statute books and the anti-corruption law recently approved by Cabinet would not make any meaningful impact in the fight against corruption unless the nation’s governance infrastructure was reformed.
The Coalition has called for the Office of Attorney-General to be turned into an independent Prosecutor’s Office separate from the Ministry of Justice in order to prevent the negative influence of partisan politics.
It is also seeking to separate the Legislature (Parliament) from the Executive (Presidency) so that effective checks and balance could operate without fear or favor.
In addition, it is asking for the removal of the Executive (Presidency) from the affairs of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies so that through popular election, the electorate would elect their chief executives.
‘The demonstration will end at the Hearts Park, off the High Street in the Central Business District of Accra with the official launch of the anti-corruption campaign,’ it said.
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