Technology tamfitronics Vice President Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Alhaji Maha­mudu Bawumia, has known as on the anti-corruption and legislation enforcement companies in Africa, to leverage digital expertise to strive in opposition to cor­ruption.

He mentioned: “In an age of sophisti­cated man made intelligence, enabled cybercrime is for anti-corruption and legislation enforcement companies to make investments in digital forensics and instruments that can permit our diverse coun­tries song, mark and disrupt the full corruption heed chain”.

Technology tamfitronics •Vice President Bawumia (center) with COP Danquah (fifth from left) and heads of anti-corruption companies Roar: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi
•Vice President Bawumia (center) with COP Danquah (fifth from left) and heads of anti-corruption companies Roar: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

The Vice President made the name on the 14th Commonwealth Regional Congress and Annual Regional Convention of Anti-Cor­ruption Companies in Traditional­wealth Africa, in the meanwhile underway in Accra.

The four-day occasion, is being organised by the Economic and Organised Crime Place of job (EOCO), beneath the theme: “Strengthening Institutions and Selling Trans­parency: A Strategy of Combating Corruption in Commonwealth Africa.”

It is being attended by greater than 120 delegates from anti-corruption institutions from 21 Traditional­wealth international locations.

Dr Bawumia, who delivered the keynote contend with beneath the theme: “Forging partnerships: Blueprint for forensic investigations and asset recovery in Commonwealth Afri­ca,” mentioned with the finest digital instruments and its exhaust, anti-corruption and legislation enforcement companies might per chance also defeat the worst kinds of public corrup­tion, alongside with the networks that underpinned them.

He mentioned digital expertise had the ability to trace and disrupt corruption and connected activities of actors in the corruption heed chain.

The Vice President requested an­ti-corruption and legislation enforcement companies to keep customised security operation centres in opposition to stopping corruption, adding that bribery and corruption threatened the enchancment of Africa and its adolescence.

He mentioned corruption siphoned and denied Africa the wished financial sources to assemble and fund edu­cation, successfully being, and infrastructure.

Dr Bawumia mentioned some estimates suggested that over the final five de­cades, greater than $1 trillion, which became connected to the full legit constructing support, became lost in Africa by corruption and illicit financial flows.

He mentioned this must be a deeply being concerned deliver to each African, especially to anti-corruption and legislation enforcement companies.

“No country, no space or com­munity is immune. It damages ed­ucation, successfully being, justice, democracy, and constructing, and it is one of the vital finest impediments to achiev­ing the sustainable constructing goals. It is my hope that collectively we can continue our efforts to defeat corruption in Africa in all its kinds,” the Vice President acknowledged.

The partner of Grant Thornton, UK, LLP, Amaechi Nsofor, known as for political will, world collaboration and funding, to abet strive in opposition to corruption and illicit finan­cial flows.

He mentioned corruption heed Africa about $100 billion each year and illicit financial flows heed about $60 billion.

Mr Nsofor mentioned the heed of corruption and illicit financial flows became greater than $120 billion annual­ly wished to contend with the infrastruc­ture hole of Africa.

“If we are ready to contend with corrup­tion and illicit financial flows from Africa, there shall be no need for the governments of the gap to bor­row to finance infrastructural and constructing initiatives,” he mentioned.