ECG Corruption Revealed by Anas Aremeyaw: The Reactions on Twitter

Ghana’s favorite (and only?) investigative journalist has done it again – revealing excessive corruption where the general public had a hunch something was fishy. Last time it was the Ports and Harbors (GHAPOHA). This time the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been monitored over 8 months as Anas Aremeyaw took up work with the company. And what stories!

This morning, as radio station JoyFM carried Anas Aremeyaw’s story, I was first alone to be tweeting on it, but soon the Ghanaian Twitterverse exploded. I’d like to share some of the comments with you here (with a little help from widget BlackBirdPie):

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/kajsaha/status/161355926832562176"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/nautyinaccra/status/161368470578139136"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/Ghanareporters/status/161371755976474624"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/SorayaSpeaks/status/161392936909668352"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/oBiii/status/161393883480207360"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/manifestive/status/161388592063713280"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/kinnareads/status/161385070756757504"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/grahamk5/status/161391241840431104"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/MacJordaN/status/161389414247972864"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/Joselyn_Dumas/status/161392577919205376"]

In Ghana, Twitter is quickly gaining ground. I believe social media can be highly useful to create momentum around a topic such as this, as many tweets or short posts, apart from showing the people of Ghana’s rage, also came with suggestions on how to move forward and who to hold accountable.