The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) was established in 1993 to lead Ghana’s efforts against the increasing challenges of economic and organised crime. It is responsible for preventing, detecting and investigating crimes such as money laundering, human trafficking, illegal cyber activity and tax fraud. Under the authority of the Attorney General, the EOCO can prosecute such offences and importantly, confiscate any proceeds of the crime.
EOCO’s responsibility also includes the sharing and reporting of information related to economic and organised crime, which requires working alongside related agencies and partner organisations. EOCO’s expertise in and position to help fight complex fraud and corruption in Ghana makes it an important partner organisation for ARAP, mainly through public education activities.
The programme worked to foster and promote national ownership while offering international exposure and experience to enrich national efforts.
The devices will help to strengthen the work of the Attorney General Office, the Ghana Police Service, the Economic and Organized Crime Organisation, and the Environmental Protection Agency.