- Former president John Mahama has described the attack on I.T company, SoftTribe as unfortuante
- The NDC flagbearer also described the raid by the security operatives as an unneccessry intimidation
- SOFTtribe is founded by Mr Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse, a celebrated African technologist
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Former president John Dramani Mahama has joined the public to condemn the National Security operatives who stormed the offices of local IT firm, SoftTribe Limited on Wednesday, November 26, 2019.
News broke that security operatives raided the offices of the I.T company to seize mobile phones of SoftTribe’s staff, all in the name of investigating the company for allegedly keeping data belonging to the Ghana Water Company Limited.
The National Security operatives say they were at SoftTribe’s premises to secure the billing software of the Ghana Water Company Limited, which, allegedly, had been held to ransom by the local IT giant after GWCL served notice that it intended ending a contractual agreement signed with the firm since 2016.
But the NDC flag bearer in a post on his Facebook wall said the forceful entry by the security operatives was uncalled for.
“Regardless of what disagreements may exist between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited, the forceful entry into their offices by armed National Security operatives is unacceptable,” Mr. Mahama said.
He was also full of praise for SoftTribe for the success and innovations they have led on the African continent in the last two decades.
Mahama further accused the Akufo-Addo led administration of using force and intimidation in governing Ghanaians.
“Recent events appear to confirm our worst fears that the Nana Addo administration is determined to use the national security machinery to not only intimidate Ghanaians, but to whittle away our hard-won rights guaranteed under the constitution of our Republic.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that angry New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth members on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, stormed the residence of the deputy chief of staff, Francis Asenso Boakye to demand monies owed them.
According to the group, the chief of staff is holding on to their monies and has also prevented them from receiving financial support from President Akufo-Addo.
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