The Northern Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Alhaji Abdul Razak Saani has described the suspension of the Eastern regional EOCO director after his public comments on corruption, a setback on the fight against corruption in the country.
According to him, the suspension thus signals intimidation and victimization particularly among public officers who will want to speak against corruption, describing such action as the return of the ‘culture of silence,’ which contradicts the democratic values of Ghana.
Fred Dzeny of EOCO was suspended on Tuesday November 6, 2018 for asking President Akuffo Addo to prosecute his appointees to send strong signals of government anti-corruption commitment.
But speaking to Diamond news on the development, the NCCE northern regional Boss indicated that, Ghana losses over 3 billon cedis to corruption which otherwise could have been used for national development.
Alhaji Razak Shani also urged people in leadership positions to move away from mere rhetoric’s of talking about corruption by taking practical steps to fighting the canker.
Meanwhile the President, Nana Akuffo Addo has director the head office of the Economic and Organized Crime Office EOCO to reinstate the suspended Eastern regional director, Fred Dzeny.