February 6, 2024

The Second Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Committee of Parliament Members Holding Office of Profit, Andrew Amoako Asiamah said conflict of interest and abuse of power in the public sector has eroded the confidence of the citizens.

He thus charged public officials to build trust, maintain integrity and ensure that decisions are made in the best interests of the general public.

He made this statement in his opening speech read on his behalf by Mr. Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North constituency and also a member of the Committee at at three-day workshop organised by the Committee of Members holding Office of Profit of Parliament at Alisa Hotel in Accra.

He added that, addressing conflict of interest is an ongoing process and not a one-time solution and therefore reducing conflict of interest and abuse of power among public officials requires a multi-pronged approach targeting both prevention and mitigating strategies. Facilitators for the workshop were Prof. Justice Bawole, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)and Prof. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, Dean University of Professional Studies (UPSA)Law School.

They made some presentations, recommendations and proposals to members regarding the conflict of interest and abuse of power by public officials.