May 30, 2024

Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danqauhh

The Executive Director of Ghana’s Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah (Mrs), has been elected the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.
Her election took place during the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa held in Accra, Ghana. COP Maame Tiwaa succeeds the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Seychelles, who chaired the previous conference held in Seychelles.

In her acceptance speech, COP Maame Tiwaa emphasized the crucial role of anti-corruption efforts in driving development and progress in African nations. She highlighted corruption as a significant obstacle that undermines the rule of law, erodes public trust, and perpetuates inequalities and injustices. As leaders in the fight against corruption, she stressed the importance of confronting this menace with unwavering resolve and steadfast commitment.

Promising to serve with integrity, impartiality, and diligence, COP Maame Tiwaa called for strengthened anti-corruption frameworks, enhanced cooperation among agencies, and the fostering of a culture of accountability at all levels of society. She emphasized the need to leverage technology and innovation to bolster investigative capacities and swiftly bring corrupt individuals to justice.

Acknowledging the invaluable role of civil society, the private sector, and international partners, COP Maame Tiwaa highlighted the importance of engaging with these stakeholders in the collective endeavor to combat corruption and build a transparent future for all Africans.

Looking ahead, COP Maame Tiwaa outlined her vision for the coming year as Chairperson, pledging to foster collaboration, enhance collective capacity to combat corruption, and support innovative solutions and best practices. She expressed her commitment to driving progress, learning from each other’s successes and challenges, and creating a stronger, more resilient Commonwealth Africa network.

In closing, COP Maame Tiwaa thanked delegates for the opportunity to serve and promised to fulfill her duties with courage, determination, and hope. Her election marks a significant milestone in the ongoing fight against corruption in Commonwealth Africa.

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