Accra, Aug. 21, GNA – Mr Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption, of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Friday challenged the National Media Commission (NMC) to investigate and sanction corrupt media practitioners.
That, he said, would help uphold highest standards of media practice in the country.
Mr Ayamdoo was speaking at a day’s sensitization seminar for journalists in Ho, on the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) and the role of the media in that campaign.
He said NACAP needed a media free of corruption for a successful campaign and urged the media to purge itself of corrupt attitudes to be able to play its watchdog role.
“We must walk the talk if we want to play our watchdog role well,” Mr Ayamdoo stated.
He said the media ought to work in an impartial manner and avoid sensationalising corruption cases.
Mr Richard Quayson, Acting Commissioner of CHRAJ said it was time Ghana stopped complaining and took critical steps to tackle corruption.
He tasked the media to hold anti-corruption agencies accountable to reduce corruption to acceptable levels by 2024.
Mr Quayson said neglect of ethics and integrity, was the cause of the high levels of corruption in the country and called for strategic initiatives to rebuild that “foundation”.
NACAP is to create a sustainable democratic society founded on good governance and imbued with high ethics and integrity.