Message from our Executive Director
Welcome to the website of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO). The EOCO was established by an Act of Parliament, the Economic and Organised Crime Office Act, 2010 (Act 804) which repealed the Serious Fraud Office Act, 1993 (Act 466). The enactment of the Economic and Organised Crime Office Act, 2010 (Act 804) gave the Office a broader mandate to deal with economic and financial crimes in its expanded form and as well as organised crimes and money laundering and to prosecute these crimes on the authority of the Attorney-General.
The object of the Office is to prevent and detect organised crime and to assist in the confiscation of the proceeds of crime. In furtherance of this objective, the Office carries out investigations into a wide range of matters allowed under the enabling Act, (Act 804). The Office through the Office of the Attorney-General has prosecuted a number of cases, confiscated and recovered proceeds of crime.
EOCO is committed to ensure its objectives are achieved through a unified effort to fight economic and organised crime by detecting, investigating, preventing and prosecuting all serious economic and organised crime in Ghana. It is also committed to develop partnership with local and international agencies to combat economic and organised crime in Ghana and has signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with some stakeholders to collaborate in the fight against economic and organised crimes.
The EOCO through creating a friendly environment has opened its doors through the launch of its Service Charter. Also as part of the preventive mandate of the Office, the Public Affairs Unit has been set up to educate the public on issues relating to economic and financial crimes.
The Office is one of the stakeholders and major participant in the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP), which is Ghana’s blue print to help fight corruption.
In view of the above, this website has been designed to provide up to date information about the Economic and Organised Crime Office. It is also to give the public access to the Office’s publications, and a source of information for research.
I hope you find the website useful and informative.