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Conflict of interest and abuse of power in public sector erodes confidence of citizens -Fomena MP

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The Second Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Committee of Parliamentary Members Holding Office of Profit, Hon Andrew Amoako Asiamah has said that, the conflict of interest and abuse of power in the public sector erodes the confidence of the citizens and charge the public Officials to build trust, maintain integrity and ensure that decisions are made in the best interests of the general public.

He’s the Member of Parliament for Fomena constituency in the Ashanti Region.

He made this statement in his opening speech read on his behalf by Hon Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, MP for Asante Akim North constituency and also a member of the Committee at a three-day workshop organised by the Committee of Members holding Office of Profit of Parliament at Alisa Hotel in Accra.

He added that,” Addressing a conflict of interest is an ongoing process and not a one-time solution and therefore reducing conflict of interest and abuse of power among public Officials requires a multi-pronged approach targeting both prevention and mitigating strategies.

Facilitators for the workshop were Prof.Justice Bawole, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and Prof. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, Dean University of Professional Studies (UPSA) Law School. They made some presentations, recommendations and proposals to members regarding the conflict of interest and abuse of power by public officials.

Source:Raphael Kofi Acquaye Citizen -staff Reporter THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER/ Broadcastergh.com

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