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I know Ghanaians are still jubilating over the
supposed
“wondrous investigative work” of Ghana’s man
of the moment Anas Aremeyaw Anas,for
exposing the corrupt activities of Ghana’s
judiciary.
No one is looking at the extent as to which the
exposure
of Ghana’s judiciary can go to affect the
country.
I am not in any way supporting the treacherous
behaviour of those who were suppose to bring
us justice
but refused,because of their greedy self-centred
gains,I don’t know any of my descendants
who was even a courtroom cleaner,so there’s no
bias here fair is fair.
I have been in the university for the past two
years and in my journalism class I learnt
something about responsibilities of the
media;according to my lecturer (Dr.Frankie Asare-
Donkoh,a former vice president of the Ghana
Journalist Association),the responsibilities of the
media is classified into the following : Social
responsibilities,Ethical responsibilities and National
responsibilities or d-notices.
My focus is on the ethical and national
responsibilities.
Let’s therefore take a brief explanation into the
two.
Ethical responsibilities,there are rules to every
work even robbery.In dealing with issues
journalists must play by certain code of
conducts.
The most important is to minimise harm which
says ; journalists must be sensitive when seeking
or using photographs of those affected by
tragedy or grief.
Journalists must also understand private people
have a greater expectation of privacy than public
officials.
National responsibilities is the agreements
government make with the media for the
country’s interest.
I will begin my argument by using the national
debt of responsibility the media owns to the
nation.
The judicial scandal is a very huge national issue
and it’s obviously of the nations interest but my
question is,where exactly did our interest lie?
Is it on the mere fact that we were so interested
in
exposing corrupt judges that we forgot the
picture we were painting to world?
Ghana was announced the 3rd most corrupt
country in the world and I am sure this case
played a major role with us winning the bronze
medal for that survey.
I am against the whole process on how
everything was carried out concerning this issue.
It’s ethically bankrupt and the national interest of it
has been misplaced totally.
How would the United States or the United
Kingdom deal with such
delicate national issue?
We probably won’t hear of it because it makes
the country unattractive for investors and it
reduces a country’s credibility in terms of
international dealings.
A typical example is Prince Harry’s Afghanistan
story,the British media was
quiet about the entire process for the benefit of
the nation.
Let’s just assume Ghana is at war with
Togo,would you go ahead to
publish Ghana’s war strategy?
We just exposed our judiciary to the entire world
that they are perhaps the worst corrupt
individuals alive.
Whilst other countries secretly
deal with their issues.
What’s the prove that this bust out will fight
corruption in the country?
It’s nothing but a dirt on Ghana’s reputation.
Did Anas think about the consequences of this
issue?
The national responsibility of the media goes
beyond just exposing some big belly bad guys
but also thinking about the sensitivity of the issue
and how beneficial it will be to the nation.
What exactly will this solve?
I don’t think it will put a stop to corruption in this
country,actually stopping corruption is an illusion.
Do you think the USA,UK and the other European
countries that we highly look up to are free from
the
corruption cancer?
It’s about what will build the nation and not what
will
destroy it,that’s what is meant by national interest
and putting the nation ahead of everything.
We have to be circumspect in our dealings with
national issues.

Nana Kwame Buabeng - || Editor Xbitgh.Com || - || 2016 Best Blogger Nominee at Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards|| - || A student of life || - || Social Media Enthusiast||

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Power comes with great responsibility and with a country like Ghana, this forms of responsibility is most unique and special especially when you are a woman.

With a new government in place and also the change in political power and other developments in the nation, we bring you the top ten all powerful women in Ghana today.

1. Sophia Akufo

Being the second female chief justice in Ghana, Madam Akufo comes up as the most powerful woman and legal brain in Ghana today as she heads the Supreme Court of Ghana thus ensuring that justice is respected in the country.

2. Charlotte Osei 

She was one of the most powerful women in Ghana on YEN’s list in 2016 and still is! Madam Charlotte Osei, being the electoral commissioner has overseen one of Ghana’s knife-edged elections which saw Nana Addo Danquah-Akufo-Addo emerge as president of the 4th republic.

3. Rebecca Akufo-Addo

There’s no mention of Ghana’s powerful women without mentioning the name of the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. She indeed is the power behind the strength of president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.

4. Samira Bawumia 

Forget the fact that she is the second lady in Ghana as her vicarious campaign messages one way or the other saw the NPP got elected into power. Samira Bawumia knows Ghanaians best and reaches out to them with words.

5. Gloria Akufo 

Being the attorney general and legal adviser to the president, Madam Gloria Akufo comes along as the best legal brain which prosecutes and processes major cases against government and the state. Without her, Ghana would be ripped by several legal battles. She has power, real power.

6. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey 

You can’t mention powerful women in Ghana without mentioning the name of the foreign affairs minister. This special minister is the representative of government the world over who makes sure that the foreign policy of Ghana is strictly adhered to.

7. Adwoa Sarfo 

Graced with beauty in such a rigorous political atmosphere as Ghana, 35 year-old Adjoa Sarfo is definitely one of the most powerful women in Ghana today considering the fact that she is the only female deputy majority leader in Ghana’s political history.

8. Akumaa Mama Zimbi 

You might wonder why we included the name of the sex goddess in Ghana but indeed most of Ghana’s youthful population will never survive with he sexual therapy of this media goddess. With her ‘Odo Ahomaso’ show which attracts millions of viewers countrywide, there is no doubt in our mind that she is an authority in her own right.

9. Barbara Mahama 

Ghana came to a standstill when the mob of Major Mahama was announced. Though we still share in the pain of his killing, one person who stood out so strong and powerful is widow Barbara Mahama. Following her gruesome experience, there is no doubt that her words now could move mountains and even shift minds.

10. Ursula Owusu 

She is the communications minister in Ghana and what this means is that she has control over what we hear and see and how we hear them. She regulates the media landscape and makes sure that we are never shortchanged or cheated.

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yen.com.gh

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