The founder and leader of Crusaders Against Corruption Mr. Emmanuel Wilson has said that the fight against corruption in the country can only see the light of day if only already existing institutions are strengthened to clamp down on the menace.
Speaking on Plan BFM late afternoon show EBAANOSEN hosted by Ohene Kinnah, Mr. Wilson stressed that corrupt individuals live with impunity, devoid of fear. They are confident in the support they would receive, even in the worst-case scenario of exposure.
He said institutions like EOCO, CHRAJ, AUDITOR GENERAL, NIB, OSP, and the like must be strengthened to fight corruption there is no need for a new institution.
“If we can commercialize the fight against corruption to back the whistleblower’s act, when some percentage of money charged or retrieved from corrupt victims to an individual who reports a corrupt case or individuals to this strengthened institution and if that happened everyone will do the right thing then we will win the corruption fight”.
He added that, corruption is fundamentally a moral issue, not merely a legal one. Despite prolonged legal battles against corruption, cultural change is imperative, starting with a shift in mindset.
“While legal measures come into play when corrupt individuals are exposed, the current legal framework in Ghana poses challenges for law enforcement to successfully prosecute and jail them” he stressed