Freelance Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure is of the view that the President of Ghana’s life will be in great danger if he takes up the fight against corruption seriously.
To him, corruption is deep rooted in the Ghanaian system such that any individual who takes the fight up regardless of the person’s profession will have his life endangered.
Manasseh Azure who was speaking at the 2020 Baah-Wiredu Memorial Lecture Thursday October 29, 2020 said “whoever engages in the fight against corruption takes on a very dangerous venture, whether that person is a journalist, a politician or a civil society”.
Adding that “And I must say that even if the President gets serious about fighting corruption, his life will be endangered”.
To him, the fight against corruption in Ghana will continue to suffer considering the fact that Journalists who are expected to expose the ills in society are not protected.
He also revealed that “Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP won the 2016 election with a sustained anti-corruption campaign and the fact that the party cannot campaign on corruption says much about reality on the ground.
The NDC, on the other hand, lost the moral right to campaign on corruption back in 2016 so what is often the main rallying point for change is missing in our political campaigns”