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COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the head of the EOCO, has joined Commonwealth anti-corruption institutions.

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), has been elected as an Executive Member of the Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa.

At the 12th Africa anti-corruption conference in Kigali, Rwanda, she was elected without opposition to the position.

The Treasurer of the seven-member Executive Committee of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Commonwealth Africa will be the former Director-General of the Ghana Police Service's Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Madelein Nirere, the Rwandan Chief Ombudsman, will serve as the Chairperson.

May De Silva, Commissioner of the Seychelles Anti-Corruption Commission, serves as Vice Chairperson; Silumesi Muchula, Acting Director-General of the Republic of Zambia Anti-Corruption Commission, serves as Secretary; and Prof Francois Anoukaha, Vice Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, serves as Vice Chairman.

Berma Mpembe Meakalyelye, Tanzania's Deputy Director-General of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, and Tymon Katlholo, Botswana's Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), round out the group.

'Combating Corruption for Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa' was the theme of the conference.

It explored the effects of corruption on long-term development and anti-corruption efforts.

The five-day meeting brought together heads of anti-corruption agencies from the Commonwealth's 19 African member states as well as other stakeholders.

Delegates unanimously agreed to take efforts to increase cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa in order to close gaps in the fight against corruption.


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Commonwealth EOCO Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah Madelein Nirere May De Silva


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