COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah
Ghana’s Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has been elected as an Executive Member, Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa.
The former Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service was elected unopposed to occupy the position at the 12th Africa Anti-Corruption Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda recently.
She would serve as treasurer of the seven-member Executive Committee of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa, with Mrs. Madelein Nirere of the Republic of Rwanda as Chairperson.
Other Executive Members include; Ms. May De Silva, Commissioner, Anti-Corruption Commission from Seychelles as Vice Chairperson; Mr. Silumesi Muchula, Acting Director-General, Anti-Corruption Commission, the Republic of Zambia as Secretary; Prof. Francois Anoukaha, Vice Chairman, National Anti-Corruption Commission, Cameroon; Ms. Berma Mpembe Meakalyelye, Deputy Director-General, The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, Tanzania; and Mr. Tymon Katlholo, Director-General, Directorate on Corruption and Economic (DCEC), Botswana.
Meanwhile, the conference, held in Kigali, discussed the impacts of corruption on sustainable development and strategies for combating corruption.
Heads of anti-corruption agencies from the Commonwealth’s 19 African member states and stakeholders attended the five-day conference under the theme “Combating Corruption for Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa”, which opened with a clarion call from delegates for the need to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa to help address the gaps in fighting corruption.
BY Linda Tenyah-Ayettey