About Us

We produce audio documentaries which are broadcast on English and German public radio. We also undertake investigations for corporate risk consultants. These two activities are very different yet they go hand-in-hand. Both activities require rigorous research. Both require careful reporting. What we produce not only reflects the truth, it is insightful, comprehensible, and structured in ways that are engaging and entertaining.

The investigative reports we produce for corporate clients mostly consist of interviews with people who have same special knowledge of the subject. The subjects are usually individuals or companies operating in specialized fields and the interviews are often quite technical and complex. We pride ourselves in having  quickly understand fields from finance to nucrael phyisicals to   But our reporting methods are always straight forward and we pride ourselves in producing useful results for out clients in just a few days.

Our radio documentaries take  time. The hard part is finding effective ways  to organize the audio material we gather so as to tell a story that is engaging and that rings true.

The people and companies we investigate are located all around the world, as are our clients.

We are currently working out of Ghana, preparing a documentary radio series called Invisible Governance. The European Journalism Center has provided generous support for us and we have produced our first hour-long documentary for WDR Radio5, which aired in December 2019.

But this is just the beginning. Our goal is to tell the extraordinary story of Ghana’s rich and diverse spiritual life and its influences over the nation and its politics.

Believe it or not, we have recorded interactions with spiritual beings and their priests. We are not pushing any particular belief system. We are documenting what we hear and its effects.

Once we have created pilots for the radio series, we will be looking for radio and podcast outlets.

Hechtech House is located in Osu, Accra’s funky downtown. It includes a sound studio and office and an events space for concerts, conferences and crazy parties. We also rent out one self contained studio apartment and two guest  rooms.

Hechtech team

David Hecht

Born in Australia, grew up in New York and lived all around Africa where I worked as a news correspondent and UN official. I started making radio documentaries in the mid 1990s in Senegal when I was a BBC and NPR correspondent. In 2009, I moved to Berlin and started making documentaries for German public radio. At the same time I started working as an investigator for risk consultancy firms. In the early 1990s I co-authored a book on Africa called Invisible Governance: The Art of African Micro Politics. Now I’m in Accra, Ghana to fulfill my life’s dream of producing Invisible Governance, the radio series.

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Gertrude Hanson

Office Admin & Investigator

I am the administrator at Hechtech, making sure the office is running smoothly. Luckily, I enjoy endless problems, otherwise I’d have quit long ago. I started at Hechtech in 2019 as a researcher. I have become skilled at finding people for David to interview for our investigations and I am good at writing up the interviews in reports. I attained a degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Ghana in 2016 and previously worked as the district coordinator for the online shopping platform e-Connect Global Africa from 2017 to 2018

Albert Mullack

Assistant Radio Producer

My title is assistant radio producer at Hechtech but my duties don’t end there. Apart from working on content creation for radio and marketing our works, I also write up interviews and reports for the investigative work. As if that’s not enough, I am also Hechtech’s tech support guy. It’s very consuming but I enjoy it and I’m learning a lot.
I attained an Honours Diploma in Network Engineering at NIIT in 2019. I had a short stint working as a tech support guy at Multimedia Ghana Limited.

Esther Adjei

House Administrator

I am responsible for keeping Hechtech House spick and span. That makes me the housekeeper, but at times I also organize and solve problems as if I were a manager. Previously I was a caterer, working at the printing company Camelot Ghana Ltd.

Alfred Kissiedu

Investigative reporter

In 2017, I attained a degree at University of Ghana, Legon  in Music and Theatre Arts. Later in the same year, I also did acquire an Executive certificate in Human Resource Management from African Centre for Capacity Building.  Currently I work as a Light Designer at Laimomo Events and I’m also a creative writer but at Hechtch, I’m the investigative reporter.

Samuel Quaye

Tech Support & web Dev.

I’m a full stack web application developer and graduate of Ghana Technology University. Aside being the everyday Web developer at Hechtch, I also do provide technical solutions and  support to the team.

Mr. Cat

Head of Security

I am head night guard, keeping Hechtech House safe and secure. I live around the corner and was born and raised in Osu so I know pretty well everyone in the neighborhood. I was previously a security officer at various companies including Stanchart Bank

Jojo Okraku

Ass.security & Gardener

I am Hechtech’s gardener and double once a week as relief night guard. I am born in Osu. I studied agriculture at Osu Secondary School where I learned the Latin names of many plants in Hechtech’s beautiful gardens. I was formerly employed by Maxmart supermarket in Accra where I was a supervisor.

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Gertrude

admin & investigatoR

Grew up in Kokomlemle inside Accra. Currently working at Hechtech as an administrator and assistant  investigator.

Adjeley

Assistant producer

Grew up  in Teshie, inside Accra. Currently working at Hechtech as the assistant radio producer and sound editor.

Alfred

Investigative Report

Grew up with my parents in a community called Teshie, inside Accra. Currently working at Hechtech as the assistant radio producer and sound editor.

Samuel

IT Officer

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Find Us

Hechtech House
55 Okodan Rd
Corner Klannaa St
Accra Ghana GL-032-9061

https://g.page/Hechtech?share

+49 30 1205 9813
+233 5521 98175

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Data protection

We don’t really know what this means and, chances are, neither do you. But what we can say with all honesty is:

    • We ensure that nobody sees the results of our investigations other than our client and our team, who have all signed non-disclosure agreements.
    • If a source provides us with information on the condition of anonymity, not even our client will know their identity.
    • Our server is as secure as it can possibly be.
    • Our staff may not use their personal email for work (unless our work server goes down). When they leave, we destroy all their work-related correspondence.
    • We have never deliberately used the information we collect to cause harm t a company or  individual in any way.
    • We would never break the law unless we had a very good reason to do so.