The flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has blasted the Ghanaian media for not doing enough to fight corruption in the country, which she said was sinking.
Nana Konadu said one of the major avenues for corruption was through sole sourcing of government contracts and that the media should report more on that.
“If the media in general does not see anything wrong with what is happening in this country where we are deeply steeped in corruption and the country seems to be sinking and yet not much is being said we ask ourselves what is happening," she told Radio Ghana on Tuesday.
The former first lady suggested that that journalists had failed in tackling corruption because they had been corrupted by politicians.
She, therefore, called on politicians to stop inducing the media with bribes to prevent them from talking about the ills in society.
“...we should also stop bribing everybody for them to keep quiet about issues that are happening. We are supposed to have a vibrant media,” she said.
Nana Konadu has stepped up her campaign against corruption as the 2016 elections approach.
Last week, she condemned the John Mahama government, following allegations that it illegally transferred $250 million to a private bank.
She said: “If you borrow money at a high interest rate to lend it to another at a low interest rate then borrow your own money back from them at a high interest rate, you are either not wise, a thief or both.
“No wonder their campaign message of “vote for us so they don’t jail us.”
“It’s time to save Ghana from this criminality,” she added.