Ghana loses anti-corruption campaigner Daniel Batidam


Ghanaian anti-corruption crusader, Daniel Batidam, has passed on, family sources said on Thursday.

Mr Batidam died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Mampong in the Eastern Region, sources close to his family say.

Mr Batidam, a former Executive Director at the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) had been battling cancer and was receiving treatment at a health facility in Mampong, local media reported.

Mr Batidam, who was appointed by ex-Ghanaian leader John Mahama served as an anti-corruption advisor to his government.

He was also a representative for Ghana on the AU Advisory Board on Corruption, a position he resigned from subsequently, citing deep-seated corruption, lack of accountability among others at the secretariat at the AU Commission.

He also worked for 4 years (2003-2007) as the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) which is a local Chapter of international civil society organization – Transparency International.

Mr Batidam was also the Executive Director of the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC)

His remains has since been transported to the 37 Military Hospital morgue.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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