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Klarity, Tiger Eye call on EC to act on petty corruption case

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei

An anti-corruption online platform, Klarity and Anas’ Tiger Eye Foundation are calling on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to uphold their promise to investigate a petty corruption expose published on http://klarity.org by a platform user.

The two bodies in a joint statement said: “On January 10th, 2018, the

case is brought to the public’s attention on the radio show “Corruption Watch” on Joy FM. The Head of Communications at EC responded that they would address the issues raised and set up a committee immediately to investigate the case”

According to them, they have however not received any update on the case as indicated by the Electoral Commission.

Read the full statement:

Klarity and Tiger Eye Foundation encourages the Electoral Commission (EC) in Ghana to remember their earlier promise made to have a statement by 24th of January, 2018, in regards to the petty corruption case exposed on the Klarity platform. The following events have taken place:

I. In June 2017, a user on the Klarity platform wanted to renew their Voters ID card. The user recorded the Electoral Commission officer Harriet Djani at Kasoa, Accra, who claimed they were out of laminate cards and that a transportation charge of 30 GHS to get it from another office was required. The same events occurred when a friend of the victim went to the same office and EC official to renew their ID card and was also asked to pay 40 GHS for transportation. The official requesting the charge and receiving the money has been visibly caught on video. A.

The full case is available at: https://klarity.org/cases/1556ad3e-060b-4924-8606-ac9a0e92eb30 .

II. On January 10th, 2018, the case is brought to the public’s attention on the radio show “Corruption Watch” on Joy FM. The Head of Communications at EC responded that they would address the issues raised and set up a committee immediately to investigate the case.

III. On January 17th, 2018, Corruption Watch reported that EC would respond with a statement within a week. As of January 29th, 2018, no statement from the EC has yet been given.

IV. On January 26th, 2018, CHRAJ met the victim and they decided to further investigate the EC case.

Klarity and Tiger Eye Foundation would like to encourage the Electoral Commission to get to the bottom of the case and share the outcome from their investigation with the public of Ghana.

An online petition has also been published for the public to sign to demand action from the Electoral Commission https://www.change.org/p/electoral-commission-request-for-action-on-corruption-at-the-electoral-commission-in-ghana

Source: AwakeAfrica.com | Efo Korsi Senyo

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Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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