The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo has proposed an amendment to Ghana’s laws, in order to make room for individuals to take up the prosecution of corruption-related cases in the country.
According to Mr Domelevo, corruption prosecution must not be the preserve of government agencies due to its effects on society as a whole.
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He said if this was done, individuals can be compensated to encourage more people to venture into such fields which could help reduce the prevalence of corruption in the country.
Speaking at a town hall meeting organised by Citi FM and the Media Foundation for West Africa, dubbed “Assessing the Performance of the Media in Fighting Corruption in Ghana: Two years into Akufo-Addo’s Administration,” Mr Domelevo said Ghana needs to privatise or commercialise the prosecution of corruption.
“It is an offence that affects all of us so we should all have the right to prosecute corrupt practices. This will help check corruption because if I’m aiming at prosecuting you, you will also aim at prosecuting me. So we will be checking each other,” he suggested.
Mr Domelevo also suggested there should be motivation for people who prosecute corruption as a way of creating employment for others.
“I’m sure that some of the journalists and some of the lawyers and accountants will devote most of their time to fighting corruption because if they win those cases the state must compensate them. People should make a living out of fighting corruption. Currently, people are using their own resources to fight corruption and they are even in danger,” he noted.