Be bold in exposing rot – Anas to journalists
Celebrated investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has admonished journalists particularly those in Ghana, to take advantage of the existing press freedom to expose all forms of rot hindering the development of the country and the African continent as a whole.
Anas, whose latest two-year investigative piece has unearthed massive corruption in Ghana’s judiciary, is urging Ghanaian journalists not to be intimated in exposing the wrongs in society.
“…Even the courage to question is not there and that saddens me a lot. I am sure that if all of us can question our various systems and institutions we will
Meanwhile hundreds of international journalists, who were hoping to watch Anas’ latest exposé on corruption in Ghana’s judiciary, were disappointed as he stayed away from the subject.
Anas rather showed them a different investigative piece on theft within the Ghana Health Service and declined to comment on his recent piece about the judiciary, citing the law suits brought against him by some of the implicated judges.
“34 Judges are being investigated, they have been suspended by the President of Ghana because of the investigation I have done. I cannot go further to say because the case is in court. We are talking about 34 Judges and 146 judicial staff. That is all I can say.” Anas however charged his colleagues in Ghana not to be intimidated but take advantage of the growing “media freedom” to expose the rot in society. Over 800 journalists from 121 countries are attending this year’s conference.