Investigative journalists, Manasseh Azure Awuni and Anas Aremeyaw Anas have been commended for doing yeoman’s jobs in exposing corruption in the country.
The duo has been thorns in the flesh of many public officers milking the state dry.
The latest to be caught in the web is the Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), AB Adjei.
He is alleged to have been involved in a conflict of interest situation after an investigative piece by award-winning journalist, Manasseh Azure revealed that he had formed a company that bidded, won and sold government contracts to those seeking to buy them.
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The exposé has forced President Akufo-Addo to refer Mr Adjei to the Special Prosecutor’s office and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, (CHRAJ) for further investigation.
Mr Adjei is billed to meet Mr Amidu on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 10:00 am.
Commending the work of the journalists on Adom FM‘s Corruption Watch segment on Dwaso Nsem, the former Chairperson of CHRAJ, Mr Short said the works of Manasseh and Anas must be taken seriously if the state is to win the corruption fight.
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“If their investigations are taken seriously, we would improve our ranking on both domestic and international [levels],” he stressed.
The former CHRAJ boss is confident that with such journalists and a visionary leader, corruption in Ghana will be a thing of the past.
“We should pray and hope for sound, good and visionary leadership which will take us to another level and I’m hopeful with a positive attitude, we will win the corruption fight,” Justice Short added.
Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman