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EOCO EXCEEDS ITS TARGET

The Economic and Organised Crime Office in 2023 made a total recovery of GH¢232,092,763.03 being Direct and Indirect recoveries from proceeds of crime.

Speaking to the EOCO News Desk on this great achievement, the Executive Director; COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah extended her gratitude to the Management Team and all Officers of EOCO who made this great feat possible.

She also stated that in 2024, EOCO intends to improve on its recoveries, sensitisation programmes on Prohibited Cyber Activity, Gaming, the use of social media and cyber bullying.

Additionally, the Public Affairs Unit extended its sensitization programmes to a total of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Four (130,294) students from various schools across the country. This is made up of Sixty-Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Eight (68,878) females and Sixty-One Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixteen (61,416) males. This excludes programmes held at the regional levels, on national Television, markets, religious institutions and selected communities.

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EOCO COLLABORATES WITH GES TO SENSITIZE STUDENTS ON GAMING AND CYBERBULLYING

The Public Affairs Unit (PAU) of the Economic and Organised Crime Office has embarked on a sensitisation programme to educate pupils on gaming, its related activities and cyber bullying. The programme targets Junior High and Upper Primary Schools in the Greater Accra Region.

The programme broadly seeks to create awareness on the negative impacts of the use of social media, cyber bullying and gaming on children of school going age. It also seeks to educate children on the dangers of patronizing gaming centres and various betting platforms.

The PAU team engaged students in the Shai Osudoku District and visited Kasunya R/C and D/A, Volivo Lanor D/A Presby, Dodowa Presby A/B, Ayikuma Methodist, Ayikuma R/C and Ayikuma Islamic school, Dodowa Methodist A/B and Fiankonya D/A school.

The Team Leader, Mrs. Faustina Lartey entreated the children to concentrate on their studies and eschew vices which lead to deviant behaviours. She stated that these activities have the tendency of destroying their lives.

She added that there are positive and negative effects of the use of social media. She consequently advised the pupils to desist from cyber bullying and encouraged them to report such issues to their teachers, parents and guardians who may in turn forward these complaints to the Cyber Security Authority on toll free number 292.

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EOCO ORGANISES REFRESHER TRAINING COURSE FOR OFFICERS

The Office has organised a three (3) week in-house refresher training course for fifty (50) of its officers who were drawn from all units at the Head Office.

The training comes as a capacity building course and is tailored towards enhancing the capacity of officers in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

The Executive Director of EOCO, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, speaking at the opening ceremony, entreated all officers to take the training seriously. She added that officers from other regional offices would also benefit from the programme.

The three (3)-week training is funded by Fidelity Bank with support from the Office.

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