The coalition believes that such a court would expedite the adjudication of corruption-related cases, thereby bolstering Ghana's efforts in combating corruption.
Mr. Samuel Harrison Cudjoe, the Programmes Officer of GACC, made this recommendation during a presentation on the coalition's 2023 Corruption Report.
The annual report, released in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day, highlighted concerns about declining performances on international corruption indices, an alarming rate of petty corruption, and deepening levels of grand corruption among public officers and institutions.
According to Mr. Cudjoe, the normalization of corruption within the populace poses a significant threat to Ghana's development aspirations.
He expressed concerns about the perceived lack of a clear government strategy to address corruption, stating, “It is as if we take one step forward and two steps backward.”
The GACC emphasized the need for substantial government investment in anti-corruption institutions and the rigorous implementation of anti-corruption laws.
Mr. Cudjoe called for the institutionalization of a value system that prompts individuals whose conduct in public office comes into disrepute to resign or recuse themselves.
Madam Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Secretary of GACC, urged increased collaboration between state anti-graft agencies and the judicial arm of the government.
She emphasized that comprehensive commitment from all stakeholders is crucial for the effective fight against corruption, stating, “Until all stakeholders commit holistically to the fight against corruption, all efforts would amount to only scratching the surface.”