Anas apologizes to relatives of exposé victims

Anas apologizes to relatives of exposé victims

- Anas has apologized to relatives of those he has exposed in his investigations over the years

- He has stated that Ghana has an extreme disease, and that he's an extreme remedy

- He was speaking at an event in Bolgatanga held to celebrate journalists who hail or work in Ghana's northern regions

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Internationally renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has apologized to family members of those who've been exposed by his investigative exposés.

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During a rare occasion put together in order to celebrate journalists who either hail from, or work in Ghana's northern regions, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, apologized to relatives of people whose corrupt activities he has uncovered in his investigative reports over the years.

During the event, which was also put together in order to discuss how the media could help bring development to the northern regions, Anas said he knew some gathered weren't happy with the fact that he has dealt with their relatives, and apologized for it.

"I’m sorry. But it was necessary because the impact on the lives of other people cannot be measured. It could happen to anybody. Fairness is a very important ingredient that would lead to our country developing. Lack of this element is a straight way to chaos," he said.

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He went on to say that fairness is a necessity in order for Ghana to keep developing, and that the lack thereof would lead to chaos. He stated that he did not want anyone to think that when he takes up an investigative mission, he does so for selfish reasons.

"Who says it is enjoyable standing in front of you wearing a mask? I would love to have removed it to speak to you, but it’s not a bed of roses,” said Anas.

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Anas also related that his kind of journalism is extreme, but that he is a product of his society.

He described Ghanaian society as one that has an extreme disease, and which he sees himself as a remedy for it.

"And I can say, with all these years of work, that extreme remedies are the most appropriate for extreme diseases. I belong to the remedy. I define Journalism by looking at the problems that my people have. That is how I define my Journalism,” he added.

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