Ghanaians in the diaspora have expressed concern about the increasing incidents of assault against Ghanaian journalists by assigns of the government.
The situation according to them is discouraging investment into the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by NDC Professionals Forum North America on the detention and torture of two modern Ghana journalists by National Security.
President of the group Arnold Appiah in the statement indicated the group’s belief that the detention is part of a “cruel agenda” of the Nana Akufo-Addo government and has had the effect of polluting the investment climate in the country.
“Clearly, Ghana’s current National security under Akufo-Addo is a dent on the investment climate in the country and a worry to those mobilizing resources and investment back home,” he indicated.
The group is of the opinion that the National Security’s action is purely borne out of their dissatisfaction at a publication on the unending University of Education Winneba saga and the National Security minister’s role in the issue.
“The said article even if implicates the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah and Effutu MP. Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the security apparatus should have sought the appropriate channel for redress,” the group said.
The group is therefore backing calls for the resignation or dismissal of the National Security minister considering the actions of his men infringes on Article 162 (4) of the 1992 Constitution.
“The actions of Mr. Kan Dapaah under the watch of the President is therefore an attack on the constitution and should be condemned in no uncertain terms,” the group stated.
Story: Sena Nombo/radiogoldlive.com