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Thursday, October 8 • 22:30 - 23:00
Ghana's Food for Thought (Al Jazeera)

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Following the discovery of oil in 2010, Ghana is on the road to becoming one of Africa's more economically successful countries. But it is not quite there yet and still ranks 138th out of 187 countries in the 2014 Human Development Index.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), four out of 10 children under the age of five in northern Ghana are chronically malnourished, meaning they will not be able to meet their full growth potential. Some of them, to put it even more starkly, will die for lack of food.

This is why Ghana still receives tens of millions of dollars' worth of food aid from the international community.

But while these annual donations, from the WFP and others, are carefully calculated to provide sustenance to all those in dire need, somehow they never prove to be enough.

The food arrives in bulk at government-run distribution centres and then quickly runs out. So what happens to all the food that is donated? 

Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas´ undercover investigation reveals how officials of the Ghanaian Health Service – some of the very people tasked with distributing aid to starving children - are stealing and selling it for their own gain. 

Armed with the evidence, Anas then joins forces with the Ghanaian police and together they plot a sophisticated sting to catch the crooks in the act.


Moderators
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Sanne Terlingen

Investigative Journalist, OneWorld & Argos (VPRO)
Sanne Terlingen is an investigative journalist reporting on migration, people smuggling, human trafficking, the war on terror and the long arm of the Eritrean regime in Europe. She currently works for OneWorld (magazine and online) and Argos (the main investigative programme on the... Read More →

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Undercover Investigative Journalist, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 22:30 - 23:00
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