EOCO Director elected Executive Member of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa

EOCO Director elected Executive Member of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa

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The Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa.

She was elected during the 12th Africa anti-corruption conference held in Kigali, Rwanda and would particularly serve as treasurer of the seven-member committee.

The four-day conference organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda was on the theme, ‘Combating corruption for good governance and sustainable development in Africa’, and it had in attendance Heads of anti-corruption agencies from the 19 African Countries who are part of the Commonwealth. 

They discussed the impacts of corruption on sustainable development, strategies and innovative approaches for combating corruption through sharing knowledge, good practices and success stories, and key priorities towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16.

They agreed that corruption must be tackled more vigorously and they committed to stronger local, regional, and international cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa to enhance the capacity-building of investigators and prosecutors of corruption offences, and to support the speedy and unfettered repatriation of recovered assets.

Additionally, they called on governments to provide anti-corruption agencies with adequate resources to monitor, prevent, and prosecute corruption.

The conference, which has been held annually since its inception in 2011, is part of the Secretariat’s mission to help governments, judges, the police, and other public institutions tackle systemic corruption by sharing best practices, training, and policy research.

Delegates agreed that the next Africa anti-corruption conference will take place in Seychelles in 2023.

They also elected Rwanda and Seychelles as the Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.