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Akufo-Addo gov’t must learn to tolerate criticism; protect journalists from harm' – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to learn to tolerate criticism and  protect journalists from harm. 

Mr Mahama made this known as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) marked their thirtieth birth today 10th June, 2022. He said every Ghanaian has the right to freely express his or herself without fear or intimidation. He noted that “We believe that the ability of citizens to express themselves freely is a right and not a privilege. This administration must learn to tolerate criticisms and enhance free speech while protecting journalists from harm,” 

Mr Mahama stating the he is quite worried about the "media being cowed into silence" and that they media should rather be protected and allowed to operate freely.

According to Mr Mahama, “an intimidated citizenry does not constitute the appropriate resource for sustainable progress and national development.”

He also noted that democracy is about using the state resources to serve the people and not only for groups such as family and friends. “The NDC also believes democracy goes beyond enriching family and friends, because it involves using the nation’s resources responsibly to address the felt needs of all Ghanaians.” he remarked.

Source: citinewsroom


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