The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has failed in its efforts to help fight corruption, the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo has stated.
The Office was set up with the aim to monitor and investigate economic and organised crime, and on the authority of the Attorney-General prosecute these offences to recover the proceeds of financial crime.
Speaking during the launch of the Strategic Plan of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition in Accra, the Senior Minister said nine years after the establishment EOCO, the organization needs to do more to fulfil its mandate.
He added that the seeming politicization of crime hinders the fight against corruption.
“The establishment of EOCO was specifically to fight corruption and I don’t think they have succeeded and therefore this is a reminder to the institution that we are still expecting to play a very key role in the fight against corruption.”
“The whole country is now divided on NPP and NDC actions and people defend wrong based on political colour, we cannot fight corruption that way, a crime is a crime and we must approach from that angle,” the former Finance Minister said.