The 2020 Baah-Wiredu Memorial Lecture is currently underway at the Kofi Annan Centre for ICT Excellence, in Accra.

This year’s lecture is titled; “Protecting the Public Purse – the Media and Fighting Corruption in the 4th Republic of Ghana”, which will be delivered by ace undercover journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni.

The Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu Memorial Lecture has been held annually since its inception in 2014 to commemorate the life and works of Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, a chartered accountant, politician, and public servant who died in office while serving as Ghana’s Finance Minister under the erstwhile Kuffuor administration.

One of his many beliefs was that “Public Service was an honour and recognition which was to be reciprocated through excellence in performance and training at all times”

This year’s lecture seeks to explore how the media holds the government of the day accountable and ensures transparency in this 4th Republic.

The event will be chaired by Professor Audrey Gadzekpo of the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.