The Ghana Government Commission of Enquiry into Bribery and Corruption began setting in Accra on Thursday, 13 August 1970.
The Ghana Government Commission of Enquiry into Bribery and Corruption began setting in Accra on Thursday, 13 August 1970. Under the terms of reference, the Commission will study the areas, prevalence and methods of bribery and corruption in Ghanaian society.
The five-man Commission is made up as follows:
Chairman: Mr. Justice P.D. Anin - Appeal Court Judge Rt. Rev. G.K. Sintim-Misah - Moderator of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. A.K. Acheampong - Kumasi lawyer.
Mr. K.E. de Graft-Johnson and Dr. E. Amu - both of Ghana University.
Mr. H.L. Asiedu-Adrofi - Ministry of Agriculture.
Mr. Bruce Aveh - Attorney.
The Commission will determine whether there are specific factors which contribute to bribery and corruption in Ghana, and if so will state what these factors are. Although it has the powers of a High Court Judge, there is no intention to indict or prosecute witnesses. Sittings will be held in the regions to provide opportunity for all to give evidence.
Mr. Justice Anin, addressing the conference, said: