The Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Mr Frank Adu-Poku wants the public to join the corruption fight by releasing information on corrupt activities to the relevant authorities.

He reiterated that the Whistle Blower Act that was passed in 2006 is supposed to encourage members of the public to be active participants in the fight against corruption.

He said the Act considers about six areas which included reporting on economic crime, injustices in the system, environment degradation, stealing and embezzlement.

“This Act was passed for people to be convinced that they are also partners in fighting crime and there is a reward system in it,” he noted.

Mr Adu Poku made the point at Standard Chartered Bank’s maiden anti-bribery and corruption forum organised to tackle bribery and corruption, specifically in the private sector of the country.

Speakers at the forum, who included the Head of Financial Crime Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana, Mr Julian Wrigley, the Co-Chair of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption (CMaC), Mr Edem Senan, and the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Mr Frank Adu-Poku, came to a consensus that corruption in the country was endemic hence the need for an all hands on deck to fight the canker.

They maintained that the private sector and civil society groups played a key role in pushing the government to fight corruption.

– With Additional files from Graphic