Akufo-Addo ought to sit up and shout out - Manasseh Azure inclinations as Ghana is positioned 60th on Press Freedom Index
A media campaigner for Press Freedom, Manasseh Azure Awuni has encouraged President Akufo-Addo to sit up and oppose dangers against media opportunity.
The honor winning insightful columnist's call comes after the most recent report by Journalists Without Borders set Ghana in the 60th situation out of 180 nations and tenth in Africa during the current year, in the Press Freedom Index.
Talking in a meeting on Joy FM's Midday News on Wednesday, in response to the report, Mr. Awuni expressed that President Akufo-Addo ought to be "faulted decisively for what's going on under his supervision."
"Whenever Ahmed Suale was killed, he came to say something such that it ought not be interpreted as meaning an assault on media opportunity," he said.
Mr. Azure noticed that such a stance from the President sends no advance notice to individuals who execute rough demonstrations against columnists.
"At the point when the ModernGhana writer was captured, kept, supposedly tormented, nothing happened to anyone at National Security and it reoccurred to Caleb Kudah and no one languished over it," he reviewed.
As indicated by him, "So assuming you have a President whose non-verbal communication doesn't show that he is against these infringement, this is the thing will occur."
He, notwithstanding, expressed that with Ghana's most recent positioning on Press Freedom, there is motivation to accept that things might be convoluted assuming the President wishes it, adding that "and he should believe it should work out."
"In 2011, he opposed the utilization of the distribution of the misleading news as a conductor to bring back the lawbreaker slander regulation. As of late, someone was captured and kept for claiming that the President's family headed out to shop with the Presidential, fly one more columnist was captured and confined and charged for expressing specific things against the President's better half. So assuming he realizes that this regulation is off-base and it ought not be utilized and it is presently being utilized under him, he ought to simply call those under him to request and I figure something should be possible about it," he focused.
In similar turn of events, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa, Sulemana Braimah, has said that more activity is expected to safeguard the opportunity of the press.