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Vitus Azeem welcomes OSP’s toll-free number for reporting corruption

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Vitus Azeem is an anti-graft crusader

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Anti-Corruption Crusader and former Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Vitus Azeem has described the move by the office of the Special Prosecutor, having announced a toll-free number for the public to call and report corruption cases for investigation, as a good one.

He was, however, skeptical about the practicality of the toll-free number for the office.

“People are always afraid to speak up publicly against corruption so if you set up a system that can make people report corruption and protect them from any intimidation, it is a good idea but, then depending on what actions you will take on those reports.”

Mr. Azeem commented on the confirmation of the Acting Auditor General as the substantive A-G.

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“I already expected him to be confirmed, just thought that they were going through the process, and especially when the President came out to praise him, that is his style. He praised him (the Auditor General) so that when he is confirmed, nobody will ask questions. So I am not surprised that the Acting Auditor General has been confirmed especially the way his predecessor was pushed out of the scene,” according to Mr. Azeem.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor on September 12, 2021, announced a toll-free number for the public to call and report corruption cases for investigation.

This is one of the many initiatives being implemented by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng following his confirmation few months ago. The toll-free number 0800-000-700 was announced on the Twitter handle of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

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