The Ghana Government Commission of Enquiry into Bribery and Corruption began setting in Accra on Thursday, 13 August 1970.
LS members of commission
CU Rt. Rev. Sintim-Misah
CU Mr. A.K. Acheampong
CU Mr. DeGraft-Johnson
Dr. E. Amu
MCU Mr. Asiedu-Akrofi
LS & CU Mr. Bruce Ayeh speaking
CU Mr. Justice Anin
CU Mr. Bruce Ayeh speaking
LS members of the Commission
Mr. Justice Anin speaking
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: