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Cabinet minister arrested on suspicion of corruption

Amidst a severely challenging national economic situation that includes a shortage of foreign reserves, a Ghanaian cabinet minister was arrested in late July on suspicion of corruption after a large amount of foreign currency (one million US dollars and three-hundred thousand euros) was reported stolen from her home. After news of the reported crime became public, Cecilia Abena Dapaah resigned from her position as Minister of Sanitation in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s cabinet. She herself was arrested and questioned several days later. Dapaah’s resignation leaves only two women in the 19-person cabinet.

Source: British Broadcasting Corporation, Pulse, Modern Ghana

Primary categories and factors
Rule of Law +1 Rule of Law  (+1)
Absence of Corruption
Predictable Enforcement

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