Ace broadcaster Kwesi Kyei Darkwa, popularly known as KKD, has called for the death penalty to be given to any public official who is convicted of causing financial loss to the state.
According to KKD, if Ghanaians feel the death penalty is too extreme then we should implement a life sentence for corrupt public officials.
The opinionated broadcaster and fashionista passed these comments recently during an appearance on Captain Smart’s show on Onua TV.
“We all know what is killing us in Ghana? Corruption in the government is what is killing us. If the ministers of state are truthful and they know that their chief directors are misbehaving they have to sack them. So, we have to make bribery, corruption and thievery punishable by the death sentence. And if we don’t have a death sentence in this country or we don’t want to have a death sentence… for those who steal in public office, then we should have a sentence of life imprisonment without parole,” he said.
“We know the scourge of this nation. It is gargantuan theft in public office, and together we must deal with it robustly. No person or persons shall selfishly steal … or plunder the fortune or future of this beloved nation into their own sacks and warehouses and get away with it ever again,” he added.
KKD has taken on the role of fighting public corruption in recent weeks, starting with taking shots at the Finance Minister during an appearance on the GTV breakfast show.
“I read a report yesterday that broke my heart, I saw how much Ghana owes, but I also found that apparently, the minister of finance’s company or former company is a transaction advisor to the monies that we borrow. So as Ghana gets poorer, the minister of finance’s company or former company gets richer,” he said.
His comments were later exposed as inaccurate and sparked a two-way exchange of words with Metro TV host, Paul Adom-Otchere.