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The GJA Went Too Far In Their Response To The Judiciary – Richard Ahiagbah

One of the issues for discussion today, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 on Metro TV’s ‘Good Morning Ghana’ was the back and forth going on between Judiciary and Ghana Journalist Association over the former’s letter cautioning the press against hateful reportage against that arm of government. On the show today was Edem Agbana and Richard Ahiagbah, the Executive Director of the Danquah Institute.

Richard Ahiagbah argued that the letter from the Judiciary was not targeting the entire press but those who were targeting judges. He mentioned that Ghanaians should be careful not to destroy the Judiciary. Even though he claimed he did not agree entirely with the Judiciary, he agrees that the response from the GJA was overboard and will jeopardize the institution.

Edem Agbana, the NDC Deputy Youth Organizer, however, disagreed and insisted that everything was wrong about the letter from the lawyers of the Judiciary cautioning the media. “I thought the response from the media to the Judiciary was too soft. 

Where we are today where people are able to speak and criticize wasn’t there years ago. We need to protect that. The timing of this Judiciary letter was uncalled for especially as we are waiting for the verdict on the March 4” Edem said.

Is Richard Ahiagbah right in saying that the GJA response that the Judiciary should retract their earlier letter justified? Is Richard speaking because of his affiliations or he genuinely has a point?

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