nas Aremeyaw Anas, better known as Anas, is a Ghanaian investigative journalist born in the late 1970s. He utilizes his anonymity as a tool in his investigative journalism work.
Anas is a politically non-aligned multimedia journalist who specializes in print media and documentaries. He focuses on issues of human rights and anti-corruption in Ghana and sub-Saharan.
In December 2015 Foreign Policy magazine named Anas one of 2015’s leading global thinkers. In 2016 Anas had a “Best Journalist” award named after him by the Press Foundation in Ghana.
Two of his most recent and influential works are;
Ghana in the Eyes of God. In 2015, Anas’ investigation into the judiciary of the republic of Ghana resulted in the removal from office of workers from the third arm of government including 13 high court judges, 20 lower court judges and 19 Judicial Service court registrars and interpreters. Over 100 judicial service staff in total were probed, after being caught on camera taking gifts from undercover Tiger Eye PI investigators to influence court judgements.
On 6 May 2018 Anas released Number 12, so named because of corruption as the “12th player on the football team”. This exposé implicated almost the entire football administration in Ghana and resulted in the President of Ghana dismantling the Ghana Football Association. The then Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was also an executive member of Fifa, was caught on camera accepting a bribe.
Tiger Eye P. I. is an investigative organization based in Accra, Ghana. It is headed by multiple award-winning investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The organization has undertaken several high-profile investigations to expose corruption, human trafficking, smuggling, and human rights abuses among others.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is about to release another explosive documentary on the 14th of November, 2022. It will be focused on the “Galamsey Economy”.
Galamsey means illegal small-scale, gold mining.
Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand. Galamsey is also referred to as Illegal Artisanal Small Mining.
The major cause of galamsey is unemployment among the youth in Ghana. The result is that these youth go the extra mile to earn a living for themselves and their family.
Notable effects of galamsey are; loss of mineral revenue through smuggling, food insecurity, destruction to the surface and underground water through toxic contamination and pollution caused by mud and sediments, death, injuries, respiratory and skin diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, physical and psychological stress, malaria, and HIV are among the common legacies of illegal mining. Among other recommendations, the study suggests that perpetrators found in illegal mining activities should be duly dealt with according to the law.