I was saddened to read in yesterday New Times that there was an ongoing search for the people who had given The New Times journalist the list of leaders who hadn’t declared their wealth.
According to the paper, some employees from the Ministry of Public Service and Labour were quizzed on New Years Eve over a list of civil servants published by The New Times.
These ‘leakers’ of information, that should have been made public are, in my eyes heroes.
Why then should they be even bothered? Personally, I’m actually hurt that the information had to be gleamed through journalistic ‘tricks’ and not simply from the Ombudsman’s website.
If these leaders are maybe misusing tax payer money, I want to know who they are. Certain things should be in the public domain…and if they are not I shall have cause for concern.
After all, why should something like that be hidden by the publics eye? And why should those, who rightly reveal that kind of information, be prosecuted?