Auditor-General Daniel Domelovo has said that it is more dangerous to fight corruption because it involves exposing oneself to danger.
It is however inevitable and very necessary that it is done, he maintained, as it keeps the country sane.
“We need to fight corruption not because fighting corruption is an easy thing, I usually say fighting corruption is dangerous. Anyone who fights corruption is exposing himself to danger. And corruption will fight you back any day in whatever form it can. So that’s why many people, don’t like to fight corruption because they don’t want the fight that corruption will bring to them. But it is more dangerous not to fight corruption because it will finish us. So when you weigh what happens if we fight corruption as against our fight against corruption I think we have to fight corruption”, he said.
Speaking at the OccupyGhana vrs Attorney-General Anniversary, Vice President Mahammudu Bawumia noted that the occupyghana case was a decisive moment in our national effort to compact corruption. Reiterating that fighting corruption is like fighting ‘demons and principalities’ and though it cannot be eradicated, corruption can be curtailed.
“I made a statement that when you’re fighting corruption it’s almost like fighting demons and principalities. that it keeps coming back. When you think you’ve even killed it, it will raise its head again.”
He said that the work of the auditor-general cannot be viewed in isolation and that tackling corruption requires the combined effort of Ghanaians.