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01.12.2019 Feature Article

For Society's Well-Being We Must Protect All Whistleblowers In Ghana

For Society's Well-Being We Must Protect All Whistleblowers In Ghana
DEC 1, 2019 FEATURE ARTICLE

Globally, whistleblowers face determined vested-interests-blowback-and-fightback. In Ghana, the vested interests ripping-off Mother Ghana from the shadows, use their lackeys in the media and corridors of power, to exact revenge against those who expose them. The furious onslaught on the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, today, because he has surcharged the Senior Minister, Hon.Yaw Osafo Marfo for wrongfully paying Kroll Associates a million dollars, is a classic example.

And, as we speak, Anas Amereyaw Anas, is public enemy number one, because, unlike most of those who expose corruption in Ghanaian society, he has international media collaborators and an international audience, to disseminate the results of his investigations into high-level corruption scandals in society, which expose powerful people involved in the brutal gang-rape of Mother Ghana that cases of egregious high-level corruption, in our country, represent.

No journalist worth his or her salt, who is honest, principled, and patriotic, and firmly on the side of Mother Ghana, as well as on the side of the ordinary people of our country, should allow his or herself to be used by powerful people to try and tarnish Anas' reputation.

Those who want to destroy Anas' reputation invariably do so for base reasons, and for selfish ends - regardless of how they cloak it. Full stop.

With respect, Anas is neither a crook nor a blackmailer. He is a brilliant African investigative journalist and a patriot who loves his country and cares about the plight of disadvantaged Ghanaians. Nothing criminal about holding on to such societal common-weal-values. No. Zilch.

Above all, Anas has as much a right to aspire to own lots of landed properties, as the Kennedy Adjapongs and Bernard Antwi-Boasiakos do. At least we know the source of Anas' wealth: selling documentary films of his investigations into corruption to willing international media entities that are happy to purchase and telecast them.

Pretty hard to say the same about the precise sources of the dubious wealth of the garrulous and uncouth Kennedy Adjapongs and Bernard Antwi-Boasiakos. For Ghanaian society's well-being, we must protect all whistleblowers in Ghana. Full stop. Case closed. Haaba. Cool.

Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2019

The author has 469 publications published on Modern Ghana. Column Page: KofiThompson

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