A former President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Ms. Ajoa Yeboa-Afari says the recent statement released by the current president of GJA, Affail Monney attacking some media houses should not deter journalists from the fight against corruption.

Some journalists including the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) are the least amused about a statement released by the GJA cautioning the media against embarking on smear campaigns against indigenous businesses that are creating jobs.

Even though he failed to mention names journalists believe the statement is targeted at the Multimedia Group, which is currently unearthing acts of corruption and questionable contracts signed by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Jospong Group.

Speaking with Adom News, Ajoa Yeboa-Afari who is the Chairperson of Editors Forum Ghana said it’s important that journalists are seen as an arm of government and therefore should not be attacked on issues of national interest.

Ms. Yeboa-Afari also called on journalists to do it best in exposing selfish public officials in government institutions who engages in corrupt practices in protecting the public purse for development.

She added that journalists who flout laws on procurement and awarding of contracts should not be spared.