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"We Cannot Fight Organised Crime Without Effective Collaboration" - Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Executive Director of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has hinted that the country cannot fight organized crime without effective collaboration.

According to Maame Tiwaa, all stakeholders likewise revenue mobilising agencies ought to join forces in order to clamp down all deadly operations of criminals.

Addressing a gathering at a stakeholders' engagement in Tamale as part of her tour of the Northern Region, Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah said "As stakeholders, we cannot fight organized crime without effective collaboration. We must always be a step ahead of them in terms of intelligence gathering"

The tour by the EOCO Boss and her team was aimed at strengthening institutional partnerships to fight crime and also promote peace as well as security in the Northern Region and its environments.

On his part, the Tamale Area Director of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Cephas Nelson Agroh said "There is the need for all to come out with measures aimed at enhancing effective communication which will help track the activities of criminals in the Northern Region"

He further underscored the urgent need to prioritize a good record-keeping system to minimise tax leakages likewise illicit cash inflows into the country.

Taking his turn, the Director of Administration, EOCO, Edward Cudjoe noted that once effective collaboration sets in, it will pave way for speedy investigations into alleged criminal activities in the region as well as others parts of the country.

The stakeholders' forum brought under one umbrella, representatives from EOCO, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Police Service, Attorney General’s Department, Ghana Revenue Authority among a host of other institutions.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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