The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has adjudged 2020 as the worst 12 months for Press Flexibility in the nation.
This, according to Sammy Gyamfi is due to the lackadaisical angle of the Akufo-Addo-led governing administration in the direction of the grotesque murder of investigative Journalist, Ahmed Suale.
He also cited the closure of some radio stations across the nation as properly as the harassment of journalists like Manesseh Azuri Awuni and Edward Adeti.
Basing his judgement on Ghana’s functionality in the Entire world Push Flexibility Index considering that its inception in the yr 2013, the Communicator explained the situation as an “international disgrace”.
Although the president of the Ghana Journalists Affiliation (GJA) Affail Monney in his deal with to mark this year’s Earth Press Freedom Day experienced expressed be concerned about Ghana’s continuous decrease in worldwide push liberty position, he was optimistic that even at 30th posture push flexibility in Ghana has been adjudged as satisfactory by international benchmark and outranking paragons of journalism like US, United kingdom, and France.
But Mr. Gyamfi inisist this does not protect against President Akufo-Addo from heading down as the worst-performing President in Ghana’s historical past relative to the protection of press liberty.
Read through his total assertion under
People, as we rejoice World Press Flexibility Day, it’s crucial that we get stock of our general performance underneath the Globe Push Independence Index, compiled and published by Reporters Without having Borders.
Year – Score
• 2013 – 17.27
• 2014 – 16.27
• 2015 – 15.50
• 2016 – 17.95
• 2017 – 17.95
• 2018 – 18.41
• 2019 – 20.81
• 2020 – 22.26
It can be gleaned from the higher than, that Ghana’s poorest rating/effectiveness under the Globe Push Freedom Index, is a score of 22.26, recorded this yr, 2020, beneath the management of President William Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This intercontinental shame has been occasioned by the ugly murder of investigative Journalist, Ahmed Suale and government’s nonchalant posturing to investigations into that heinous crime, the high-handed closure of radio stations and the harassment of journalists like Manesseh Azuri Awuni and Edward Adeti, under the view of President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo who prides himself as a vainglorious paragon of cost-free speech.
This is why President Akufo-Addo will go down as the worst-doing President in Ghana’s heritage relative to the safety of press liberty.
SAMMY GYAMFI Esq.