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02 October 2013

Progressive People’s Party (PPP) anti-corruption demonstration on October 3.

The long awaited Progressive People’s Party (PPP) led anti-corruption demonstration scheduled to take place in Accra, is now confirmed for Thursday, October 3.
Partners in the anti-corruption campaign unanimously agreed to take the action under the theme: “Ayefe Notse Anti-Corruption Demonstration” in response to confirmation of the Accra Regional Police Command’s readiness to provide security for the demonstrators.

A statement issued and signed by Mr William Dowokpor, Convener of the PPP Anti-Corruption Campaign Coalition and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday said the PPP led coalition against corruption blamed the country’s inability to attain sustainable economic growth on corruption and bad governance.
It said the coalition believed the 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 is advocating the Office of Attorney-General to be turned into an independent Prosecutor’s Office separate from the Ministry of Justice in order to removed the office from 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 “hand” of the Executive (Presidency) from 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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