The former Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu has said only persons who benefit from corruption in the country would disagree with comment made by the former Chief Executive Officer of the AngloGold Ashanti, Mr Sam Jonah.
Sam Jonah on Corruption
Mr Jonah in a statement said governments past and present had only pay lip services to the fight against corruption adding no conclusive end had been seen with cases of corruption in the country.
He also indicated when it comes to corruption, people in high places involved in the act never face punish and noted the country would continue to wallow in poverty if same continue.
“Our governments pay lip service to anti-corruption but do little substantially to cure the canker. Which of the major corruption issues has been conclusively dealt with since the fourth Republic began? There have been major corruption scandals and none has been conclusively dealt with. I could give you a long list of unsolved corruption cases but there is no need to bore you with something you are all so familiar with”.
“As a friend of mine will say, the problem with corruption is not the absence of laws, but the certainty of punishment. Sadly, there is rather certainty that corrupt people especially in high places will never face punishment. And this has bred impunity in those who would rather take it all for themselves through dubious means than serve the common good. We cannot go anywhere if this situation continues. No country can develop without dealing decisively with corruption”.
Only beneficiaries of loot from the public purse will disagree with Sam Jonah’s take on corruption
Commenting on Mr Jonah’s assertion in a statement titled “Do not defame me in the propaganda to nominate a new Special Prosecutor , Mr Amidu said no impartial observer can disagree with the statement accept the beneficiaries of the act themselves.
He indicated the fight against corruption had been and would still remain a state capture.
“I read Sir Sam Jonah’s expose on impunity, corruption, and other “isms” militating against the fight against corruption in Government and the economy before reading the series of propaganda publications by Asaase Radio on its preferred and proposed new Special Prosecutor. No impartial observer can disagree with Sir Sam Jonah’s reflections except beneficiaries of the system who loot from the public purse. The fight against corruption in Ghana has been and is still in State Capture. Mark my words!,” he wrote.