A delegation led by Dr. Amado De Andres from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) visited COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in Ghana.
The aim was to strengthen ties and explore collaborative programs against money laundering, corruption, and organized crimes.
COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa acknowledged EOCO’s significant gains from UNODC support but noted a decline post-COVID. Recent assistance in cybercrime training and cutting-edge digital forensic equipment marked a renewed collaboration, welcomed by EOCO.
Dr. Amado De Andres praised Ghana’s champion role and expressed UNODC’s interest in fortifying law enforcement, particularly in asset recovery.
COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa highlighted EOCO’s lead role in recovery and asset management, suggesting UNODC’s potential support in this domain.
Mr. Cheikh Toure, part of the UNODC delegation, stressed the importance of strengthening asset recovery mechanisms and implementing an integrated database to counter criminals’ tactics.
COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa agreed, emphasizing the benefits of a unified national database for tracking suspects. The meeting occurred on November 17, 2023.