The whistleblowers bill will help us a great deal as the country strengthens its stance on accountability. Once it becomes law, it will allow for the involvement of the general public in providing the lead in pointing out cases of abuse of office.
Usually, corruption cases are better reported by ‘insiders’ who are well positioned to know what is happening before even the anti-graft bodies like the office of the auditor general or the ombudsman conduct their investigation.
However, whistle blowing is a risky engagement which can result in persecution, physical harm or even death which is why we need a law to protect such sources. It is everybody’s responsibility to advance accountability in society.