The executive director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been elected as an executive member of the Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa.
The former boss of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service was elected unopposed to occupy the position at the 12th Africa anti-corruption conference held in Kigali, Rwanda.
She would serve as treasurer of the seven-member executive committee of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa with Madelein Nirere, the chief ombudsman, the Republic of Rwanda as chairperson.
Other executive members include; May De Silva, commissioner, anti-corruption commission from Seychelles as vice chairperson, Silumesi Muchula, acting director-general, anti-corruption commission, the Republic of Zambia as secretary, Prof Francois Anoukaha, Vice Chairman, National Anti-Corruption Commission, Ms Berma Mpembe Meakalyelye Deputy Director-General The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, Tanzania and Mr Tymon Katlholo, Director-General, Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Botswana.
The conference held in Kigali discussed the impacts of corruption on sustainable development and strategies for combating corruption.
Heads of anti-corruption agencies from the commonwealth’s 19 African member states and stakeholders attended the five-day conference under the theme: “Combating corruption for good governance and sustainable development in Africa”.