Tabloid Journalism Against Corruption in Ghana

  • Brian Chama


Brian provides insights into the phenomenon of corruption and bribery in Ghana. He argues that tabloid newspapers in the country are critical players in exposing corruption and financial mismanagement. He discusses the Scancem scandal which occurred between 1993 and 1998, in which Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the wife of then Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings, received over US$17 million in bribes for sold shares to the new Norwegian cement manufacturing company Scancem that took over Ghacem. He looks at the United Bank of Africa in which Finance Minister Seth Terkper transferred US$250 million from the US$1 billion Eurobond issued in 2015 into a private account. Brian concludes that corruption is rampant in the country and tabloids continue to run hard-hitting front-page headlines to expose financial mismanagement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Chama
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  1. 1.The Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningMississaugaCanada

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