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Zack Tawiah Ohemeng

Joy FM
Senior Broadcast Journalist
A journalist since 2003, he is senior broadcast journalist, writing for radio, television and online. He is one of few Investigative Journalists Ghana has ever had. He reports on human rights, health, environment, corruption, etc. As a fellow of National Press Foundation, Ohemeng was among 21 journalists selected worldwide for the prestigious AIDS Vaccine Conference 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Attended for the fourth time, and spoke at the African Investigative Journalism Conference(AIJC) since 2010 in South Africa.

As a staff of the Multimedia Group Ltd, a media conglomerate with six flagship radio stations, including Joy Fm, two television stations and www.myjoyonline.com in Ghana.

Ohemeng Tawiah’s investigations on health and human right issues in Ghana have brought relief to many families in Ghana. For instance in 2012, he spent 4-months working as undercover doctor at Ghana's second biggest hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and reported of avoidable deaths amid equipment breakdown and systematic failures at the only accident and emergency center. Several lives until then had been lost at the facility which serves patients from Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

Ohemeng single handedly investigated a community in rural Ghana where more than 70 percent of about 3000 residents were infested with river blindness. He had a motor accident whilst covering the subject. Despite all the risks involved including widespread black flies, he managed to bring to light the issues affecting people in that community located inside a thick forest.

The people received treatment; poor road network to the area was improved whilst government of Ghana spent less than 6-months to build a clinic for people who were predominantly farmers.

What about his investigations into the state owned Metro Mass Transit in Ghana where buses were scandalously sold by some top management members? Both the managing director and his deputy were sacked whilst the governing board of the company was also dissolved by President John Dramani Mahama and new ones constituted.

He worked with a team of investigated journalists in Africa in a special trans-border investigations on how donor support meant to help fight malaria in his home country and other parts of Africa were misused.

He won a scholarship to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, 2015 in Lillehammer, Norway.

As a member of Forum for African Investigative, he investigated several high profile health, corruption stories.