Ghanaian undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposes the theft and black market sale of World Food Program food aid by Nutrition Officers of the Ghanaian government in the country’s impoverished north.
Thousands of children in northern Ghana suffer from acute malnutrition. Many die. Anas documents how local families cannot access adequate food at clinics and distribution centers despite the provision of substantial food aid to the region. A months-long investigation reveals why: officials of the Ghana Health Service tasked with distributing the aid to starving children are stealing and selling it for their own gain.
After secretly filming the stockpiling and sale of stolen food aid by Nutrition Officers, Anas presents the evidence to Ghanaian police. Police raids then result in the on-camera arrest of two government Nutrition Officers.
After the arrest of the corrupt officials, Anas shows the undercover footage he captured to Dr. James, director of The King’s Village Health Center, which treats thousands of local malnourished children. Shaking his head, Dr. James says, “This is comparable to murder."