The Ghana Anti – Corruption Coalition (GACC) says it will hold government accountable to the issues and timelines outlined by President John Mahama last week during his meeting with anti-corruption agencies in the country.

"Although we expected some swift actions from the Presidency that will send a strong signal that the government will not tolerate corruption, GACC welcomes these initial steps as have been outlined by His Excellency, the President,"  a press statement signed by the Executive Secretary, Mrs Florence Dennis said.

The statement is in reaction to commitment made by the president when he met with anti–corruption agencies last Friday at the Flagstaff House.

The president charged the Attorney General to collect all monies illegally paid to Waterville and Isofotone and to prosecute officials found to have engaged in corrupt activities in the controversial GYEEDA scandal. The president gave about three months period within which his directives were to be carried out.

"We call on the government to ensure that these directives move from words into actions, and urge public institutions mandated to implement these policies to also work in a transparent manner in order to restore the much needed public trust in government and its institutions," the statement implored.

GACC says it will also monitor the actions outlined and hold the President and his government accountable to the good people of Ghana on same.

"We therefore call on the President to use his esteemed office to request all the responsible institutions, particularly his Ministers and their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to endeavor to provide any follow up information to all interest groups in Ghana, including the GACC, in order to make real meaning of the accountability slogan that the outlined directives seek to operationalise. We believe that this is one sure way we can move towards the realization of the governance and anti-corruption dividends  to be expected from the measures announced last week.

"We also call on all Ghanaians to speak out and stand up against all forms of corruption they may encounter whilst conducting their legitimate duties as citizens," the statement said.

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