The Netherlands Embassy in Ghana, has clarified comments made by the Dutch Ambassador Ron Strikker’s on corruption in Ghana.
In a press statement, Netherlands Embassy stated that;
“All efforts of government and civil society in Ghana to stamp out corruption are part and parcel of
the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda”, said Dutch Ambassador Ron Strikker this morning when clarifying
his catchphrase “Ghana Beyond Corruption” used at the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the
Ghana Integrity Initiative in Accra last Thursday.
They reiterated their support for the Ghana Beyond Aid policy and called the public to disregard reports misrepresenting his comments.
“Much to my regret some media have suggested that I called for the Ghana beyond Aid Agenda to
be replaced by a Ghana beyond Corruption Agenda. Nothing could be further from the truth. The
Netherlands has been and will be a staunch supporter of the Ghana beyond Aid Agenda initiated by
President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017”.
In relation to the remarks he made at the GII 20th Anniversary Event, “Twenty Years of Fighting
Corruption”, Ambassador Strikker said that the Netherlands was also committed to support the
efforts of Ghana to fight corruption, including some support to civil society organizations such as the
Ghana Integrity Initiative.
“I hope this will help the determined efforts of government and civil society to fight corruption which is a core element of the Ghana beyond Aid Agenda,” the ambassador added.