Chartered Accountants are not corrupt – ICAG President

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The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana, Professor Boasiako Omane-Antwi has debunked the allegation of a recent news piece which seeks to condemn and brand accountants as corrupt.

The alleged report also indicated that accountants are not supportive of any change of idea.

But Prof. Omane-Antwi argued that Accountants are not corrupt however; the system and the moral character of certain individuals, are to blame.

“Truly, Chartered Accountants are not corrupt….the system and the moral character of some human beings in Ghana have led some to corruptible practices,” he emphasized.

Prof. Omane- Antwi said “It is a systematic problem that has made the country corrupt, spanning from the Ghanaian on the street, to the Ghanaian in the pulpit and the Ghanaian in the relevant responsible position”.

He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to overhaul moral fabric and change their innate personal characteristics to embrace and uphold ethical standards rooted in value education.

He said “The time has come for value education to be taught in Ghana’s educational system from kindergarten One to University so that citizens of Ghana can be influenced to uphold standards of ethical performance that will certainly exert a leadership influence on the systems, policies, laws and the attitudes of societies in mother Ghana”.

This was his remark at a premier cocktail party held in Accra to launch the ICAG’s faculty system.

Chartered Accountants (CAs), through the faculty system, can play their advocacy role by responding to public debates on accountancy, finance and also respond to government and regulatory bodies as well as influence domestic and international policy and legislation.

The ICAG faculty system also seeks to provide thought leadership in an effort to develop the Chartered Accountants’ professional skill and to provide advice and advocacy to influence and promote sound accounting practice and accountability in Ghana.

source : myjoyonline.com