On 10th August, 2022 a team from UNODC held a meeting with the Executive Director of EOCO and her management team.
COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Executive Director of EOCO mentioned that EOCO has had several collaborations in the area of capacity building with the UNODC in time past. She added that it was refreshing to know that EOCO had been chosen to participate in the Anti-Corruption Initiative of UNODC.
The delegation from UNODC mentioned that their outfit has had good working relations with EOCO and is looking forward to collaborating further with EOCO in the fight against Cyber Crime and other areas within its mandate.
The Executive Director expressed her hopes that the Initiative would institute practical systems and structures to help in the fight against corruption. She noted that in time past, most Anti-Corruption Initiatives seemed to focus mainly on theories and little practical solutions were proffered to the issue of corruption.
The UNODC delegation in response stated that digitization is one of the surest ways to improve the fight against corruption. They therefore encouraged EOCO and other state Institutions to digitalise their systems in order to cut out the human interface and reduce opportunities for corruption.