Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has said that the need to protect the interest of the general public was the reason he embarked on the ‘Corona Quacks Exposé’.
This comes after criticism from the public whose expectations were to see a high public official exposed.
In an interview on TV3 after the premiere on Monday, Anas said the piece is something he’s been doing and not anything new.
I presume people want to say that bring down the politician.”
“But if you go into history, you’ll realise that these are stories I do,” he stated.
According to him, he owes his loyalty to the general public to expose issues affecting them and not his own or any group’s selfish interests.
“You are telling me to forget everything about the pandemic and because you have political interest and you want to see a politician fall, I should just follow my instincts when my grandmother is thinking of how to cure herself from the pandemic; when things that are supposed to be for the general public are being stolen by certain people.
“Is it somebody’s parochial interest of assassinating or bringing someone down or what will serve the general public and put us in good light?” he quizzed.
According to Anas, he concerns himself with issues that bothers the public and explained he took interest in the Covid-19 pandemic when he was unable to travel outside the country due to the border closure.
“We were all in a statement of panic especially when you have a pandemic you don’t have a cure for and years of experience tell me that this is how criminals thrive. They look at a situation and take advantage of it.
“So I knew definitely that you were going to find people who were [in this],” he said.