The Former Commissioner for the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Francis Emile Short has urged government to replicate the paperless system introduced at the Ghana Port and harbors in the various institutions in the country.
He explained that, the number of human to human contact in the various state institutions is a major contributor in the increasing rates of corruption hence the continuous slip in positions in the numerous corruption rankings.
According to the Former Commissioner for CHARJ, the successes chalked by the government after the introduction of the paperless policy should serve as an example for the replication of the process as the unnecessary bureaucratic nature of the country’s system compels people to be corrupt.
Justice Emile Short made this known in Sunyani at the 8th S.H. Amissah Memorial lecture organized by the lay movement of the Methodist Church of Ghana.
He further stressed on the need for the Members of Parliament to implement measures to pass the Right to Information bill (RTI) thereby describing it as an anti-corruption legislation which is core to the combating of the menace.
Justice Francis Emile Short touching on other anti-corruption legislation called for proper mechanism in checking the veracity of assets declared public officials.
By:Salomey Akosua Agyapong