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Dr. Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Coalition of Stakeholders on Electricity Contracts and Arrangements, has charged the government to be firm in fighting corruption, asking it to prosecute officials in the current administration who are involved in corruption and corruption-related activities.

He said undertaking such moves is one of the surest ways to curb the corruption menace in the country.

Dr. Manteaw, speaking on the jailing of the former CEO of MASLOC said such acts have gone on without consequences to serve as a deterrent to perpetrators, indicating that Madam Tamakloe-Attionu’s sentencing is a good step towards the course.

“For far too long have these types of things gone on within the politics of Ghana without consequences. And I think that as these prosecutions are secured time and again, it will bode well for the country,” he said on Accra-based JoyNews Saturday, April 20, 2024.

The former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Sedina Tamakloe-Attionu was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour for various acts of stealing that caused financial loss to the state.

Also, the former Chief Operating Officer of MASLOC, Daniel Axim, was handed a five-year jail term with hard labour.

The two were found guilty on 78 counts relating to causing financial loss to the state, theft, conspiracy to steal, money laundering, and contravening public procurement laws.
According to Dr Manteaw, the fight against corruption should not be driven by partisan considerations, but rather a comprehensive effort targeting all offenders regardless of their political affiliation.

“I want to believe that similar things are happening under this very government and we want to see action against government’s own appointees in a way that sends a signal that the law is no respecter of persons,” he said.

Meanwhile, Madam Tamakloe-Attionu who was tried in absentia, on health reasons, is yet to be extradited to Ghana to serve her jail term as processes are on its way according to Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Tuah-Yeboah.

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