A former High Commissioner to Namibia, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah has advised the media to desist from “attacking” Ghanaian owned businesses.
Instead of witch-hunting local businesses, he said, Investigative Journalists should rather be focused on supporting the owners in ways that will make their businesses thrive.
Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah’s comments come at the back of directives from the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), cautioning the media against attacking businesses in the name of “investigation”.
In an interview with Paul Adom Otchere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show, the veteran journalist consented that businesses that do not operate according to the country’s business laws should not be shielded.
He however said, while exposing the wayward ones, the media must also protect the ones that deserve protection.
He explained that, “Local businesses should be encouraged because the government cannot do everything. It’s the local businesses when they get established, that will create wealth and that’ll trickle laterally and vertically.”