Show “Mahama era Galamsey” documentary – Group dares Anas
A group calling itself Patriotic Advocates for Truth, Peace and Development, Ghana, has challenged investigative journalist, Anas Amereyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI, to premiere an exposé it did on illegal mining during John Mahama’s regime if they have nothing to hide.
The group is suspicious Anas and his team may have been influenced not to have that documentary shown.
The founder of the nonpartisan advocacy group, Isaac Kobina Ochem, told a press conference in Kumasi on Wednesday he wondered what could inform the ace investigator to show a recent documentary on the same issue under this regime yet, failed to air same during the last regime.
Cataloging a litany of allegations against Anas which the group claimed amounted to criminality, he urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure that Anas is interrogated by the appropriate state agency.
“His modus operandi deserves to be condemned and desist from tarnishing the reputation of hardworking respectable people in our society,” Mr Ochem said.
The group cited a recent disturbing interview on an Accra-based Okay FM where the host, Kwame Nkrumah Tekesie, aired a claim by an unidentified man accusing Anas and his boss Kweku Baako of engaging in bribery in the course of their work.
“As a group, we are of the opinion that when Anas started his work in his formative years, he was patriotic and without any ill motives.
“However, his modus operandi in recent times has shown that the rationale for doing his investigations is to satisfy his parochial interest,” Mr Ochem added.