- Manasseh Azuri Awuni has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Fourth Estate
- The Media Foundation for West Africa is spearheading the project
- The project will focus on investigative reporting
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Ace investigative journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, has been tapped to be the editor-in-chief of The Fourth Estate.
A non-profit journalism project by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), The Fourth Estate will focus on investigative and in-depth reporting in the areas of corruption, human rights, health, environment, and journalism that is in the interest of the people.
Sharing his appointment on his Facebook page, Awuni wrote: “The Fourth Estate won't promise you perfection, which we will continuously strive for. But you can be assured of excellence and impactful journalism that is in the interest of the people.”
The development courted loads of congratulatory messages from his followers and colleagues.
Gary Al-Smith writes, “More oil on your wheels, senior. Best wishes Manasseh!
Naa Karley Abigail Clegg added: “Congrats Azure. Wishing you all the best.”
Ekue Mensa said: “This is big!! Congratulations, bro. Best wishes ”
Odadee King Nobert further observed: “Congratulations. What happens to your engagement with Ghanareport then?”
Kay Morgan said: “We also welcome this great force at this critical moment, we are ready to join in any aspect we can, to support and help Build our dear nation. God bless our homeland Ghana.”
Lawrence N Kwafo added: “Congratulations. Journalism doesn't have to be perfect but objective, fair, and free from biases and prejudices. All the best!”
Godfred Guy Siddhartha Tanam stated: “Great. One of my wishes for the country. I know the evil ones will start feeling uncomfortable.”
Amoah Peter Kwaku observed: “Congratulations bro. Our God is still alive, still in the miracle business, and he's not through with you yet. You're just starting. All the best bro.”
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In the meantime, Awuni waded into the debate over who leads the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the 2024 elections.
According to him, the debate over who leads the NPP must be hinged on competence and not weaning the party from its ‘Akan’ party tag.
“The discussion should not be that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia must be fielded because he is a “northerner” or non-Akan,” the celebrated journalist and writer wrote.
“If the most qualified candidate in the line of succession is an Akan, he or she should not be sacrificed on the altar of ethnic consideration,” he added.
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