The news of the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a courageous investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in African football, has been received by the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, with grave trepidation. The act is signalling a dangerous twist to the fight against corruption in Ghana.
The enormous contribution of investigative journalists and media in general to the fight against corruption cannot be emphasised enough. Ghana Integrity Initiative joins all other anti-corruption civil society and media organisations in Ghana and all over the world over to condemn this dastardly act.
This act is not only going to create fear and panic among well-meaning Ghanaians who are desirous to join the fight against corruption, but it is also going to dent the image of Ghana’s growing democracy.
Ghana Integrity Initiative believes that to end the impunity for attacks on journalists, the police and all other appropriate state agencies must swiftly investigate this heinous crime and make the perpetrators face the full rigours of the law.