Celebrated Ghanaian Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Awuni Azure has said it feels more unsafe to practice as a media person under this regime.
Speaking at the Baah-Wiredu memorial lectures, he said the current president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo was touted as the Messiah of press freedom but sadly he has not lives up to expectation. He noted the fact that he has somethings he can take credit for and definitely not press freedom.
He said Nana Addo has done well in terms of Free SHS and One District One Factory and certainly not Press Freedom.
“It is unfortunate that all these are happening in the administration of President Akufo-Addo who was marketed to us as a staunch human rights campaigner.
“If President Akufo-Addo is re-elected in December, he should be mindful that, it is unacceptable for his record in press freedom to still be touted as the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law, which in fact, is an achievement by President J. A. Kufuor.
“Free SHS and the One District One Factory will remain legacies of the Akufo-Addo presidency and not the ministers he appointed to implement his vision.
“Our elders say that; a man must do his own growing up no matter how tall his father was. I know how tolerant the Kufuor, Atta Mills and John Mahama administrations have been of free speech and Nana Akufo-Addo must carve his own niche.”
–Manasseh Azure Awuni, 2020 Baah-Wiredu Memorial Lecture