• Short Summary

    The Ghana Government Commission of Enquiry into Bribery and Corruption began setting in Accra on Thursday, 13 August 1970.

  • Description

    1.
    LS members of commission
    0.03

    2.
    CU Rt. Rev. Sintim-Misah
    0.07

    3.
    CU Mr. A.K. Acheampong
    0.11

    4.
    CU Mr. DeGraft-Johnson
    0.16

    5.
    Dr. E. Amu
    0.20

    6.
    MCU Mr. Asiedu-Akrofi
    0.24

    7.
    LS & CU Mr. Bruce Ayeh speaking
    0.35

    8.
    CU Mr. Justice Anin
    0.39

    9.
    CU Mr. Bruce Ayeh speaking
    0.48

    10.
    MCU pressmen
    0.51

    11.
    LS members of the Commission
    0.56

    12.
    MS cutaway
    0.59

    13.
    Mr. Justice Anin speaking
    0.58

    14.
    MCU cutaway
    2.03


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 13: ANIN: "We have been asked to undertake a study. The problems are perhaps best understood by the general public, who come face to face with bribery and corruption in our society; and without their co-operation I don't think we can discharge our onerous duties fully and satisfactorily. So we appeal to you, members of the press, to assist us in this great assignment; and we hope, through your columns and through the media of the press and television and radio, the general public will become more aware of the work of this Commission and the need for providing solutions and suggestions for the eradication of bribery and corruption from our society."




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    Background: 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:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34741LXQRU4UMCAP13M2S95K4
    Media URN:
    VLVA34741LXQRU4UMCAP13M2S95K4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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