The Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council (NPC) has encouraged Ghanaians to criticize President Akufo-Addo if he takes unpopular decisions.
Speaking at an event to mark the United Nations International Day of Democracy, Mr. George Amoh has urged citizens to tell truth to power.
“We are in a country where everything is seen in a political eye, and that is not helping us match. When things are not good, regardless of your political inclination, we should be courageous in our effort to protect democracy for our children and their children; we should have the courage to point them out where we think they are not right,” Amoh stated.
“Where their rights when should have the courage to commend. If the President does something good for us, we should have the courage to say that this one is good. When it is not, we should also have the courage to say, no, this one is not good.”
His admonition is coming at a time that the Akufo-Addo government is increasingly being viewed by a cross-section of the Ghanaian populace as despotic. Journalists, including WhatsUp News Editor, have suffered arrests by the government which has been blamed for instituting the dreaded “culture of silence”.
The last time an investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale, assisted in an investigation into corruption in Ghana football which traced all the way back to Akufo-Addo and his vice, Bawumia, he was shot dead in traffic in broad daylight.
In the 2020 elections, eight civilians, mostly members of the opposition were murdered by Police and military while many more were wounded by the Akufo-Addio government.