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The Ghanaian investigative journalist born in the late seventy’s is known as Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Anas Aremeyaw Anas hails from Bimbilla the capital town of Nanumba North District, a district in the Northern Region of Ghana. It is located in the East of the region, and is near the Oti River.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, better known as Anas, is a Ghanaian investigative journalist born in the late 1970s. He makes use of his anonymity in his investigative reporting. Anas is a multimedia journalist with no political affiliation who focuses on print and documentary work. He focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and Ghana’s human rights and anti-corruption problems.
Early life and Education
Born in Bimbilla, in the Northern Region, Anas and his two sisters were raised in Burma Camp, a military barracks in Accra. Anas attended the Christian Methodist Senior High School in Accra before moving on to the Ghana Institute of Journalism and earning a degree there. In 1998, Anas declined the chance to serve as a reporter for the Ghanaian Times newspaper in favor of joining the Crusading Guide newspaper, which was edited by Kweku Baako Jr.
His most recent and significant works include these two:
Ghana in the Eye of God.
Thirteen high court judges, twenty lower court judges, and 19 Judicial Service court registrars and translators were among the employees of the third arm of government that were removed from their positions in 2015 as a result of Anas’s inquiry into the judiciary of the Republic of Ghana. After being caught on tape accepting presents from undercover Tiger Eye PI investigators to influence court decisions, over 100 members of the judicial service were the subject of an investigation.
Number 12 was launched by Anas on May 6 and was given that label since corruption was the “12th participant on the football squad.” The Ghanaian President dismantled the Ghana Football Association as a result of this exposé, which nearly implicated the whole football hierarchy in Ghana. Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association at the time and a member of Fifa’s executive committee, was caught on camera receiving a bribe. The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Committee convened on June 8, 2018, and decided to dissolve the Referees Committee and order all officials identified in the exposé to resign. As a result, all football matches in the nation were canceled.
There were also foreign referees present, like Kenyan FIFA referee Marwa Range. Prior to the contest, he was seen on camera getting US$600. Marwa withdrew from the 2018 World Cup as a result of this. One week prior to the commencement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, BBC produced a documentary. Salisu Yusuf, the head coach of Nigeria’s national football team, was also embroiled in the incident.
Method and response
Anas has been a key contributor to fighting corruption in Ghana, and believes it should be delt with drastically. The Ghanaian National Media Commission maintains that Anas’ approach is appropriate given that undercover reporting is permitted by Ghanaian law.
Personalities who have applauded his work:
John Jerry: Rawlings Former president Rawlings responded to Anas’s detractors by saying that Anas “should be celebrated and not treated like an outcast.” Regarding the criticism of Anas’s approach from some Ghanaian citizens, Rawlings remarked that “When we had the chance, we made one of our own a pariah so that our competitors might see his true value and offer him such a delicate national anti-corruption position. What does that make us, exactly?”
John Atta Mills – In 2015, it came to light that the Ghanaian government had hired Anas to conduct at least one of his investigations. Notably, Professor Evans Mills commissioned “The President’s Assignment,” a 2012 exposé that exposed corruption events within the Electricity Company of Ghana, leading some to speculate that the late president approved of Anas’s method of operation. In response to a corruption exposé involving customs officers, president Mills criticized security agencies earlier that year during a surprise visit to the Customs Excise and Preventive Service. He said, “I wish that the revelation from Anas could have come to me from the security agencies who work here. Some visitors here are known for using their influence. I have instructed General Modey to make an arrest of anyone who enters this building under the President’s name. I won’t take part in anything that undermines the nation we are trying to build.
Kofi Annan: The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said in a promotional film for the Ghana Football Association cash gift scandal, “Sometimes it takes a spark, just a spark, and I think Anas has provided that spark for the whole superstructure to blow up for people to wake up and say: ‘No more.'”
The investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has won several awards for his contribution to fighting corruption in Ghana and Africa. Notable once in his collection include
|Excellence in Journalism||Catholic Union of the Press||Switzerland|
|International Award for Excellence in Journalism||International Catholic Union of the Press||Switzerland|
|International journalisim Local Reporter||The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund||UK|
|Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award 2008||The US Department of State Washington DC
|African Investigative Journalism Award||FAIR/IJC Awards||FAIR/IJC Awards|
|Excellent in Print Journalism 2016||Rajasthan Patrika Group||India|
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is married with kids, their identity is not publicly known for personal and security reason due to his nature of work.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is estimated to worth around $800,000 to $1 Million dollars.