Culture of Silence is coming back under Akufo-Addo - CPP Chairperson

Culture of Silence is coming back under Akufo-Addo - CPP Chairperson

- A high-profile politician has expressed concern about people being gagged under the current government

- Nana Kumankuma, the Chairperson of CPP shared a personal experience to back her statement

- She joins other people who have expressed concern about what is referred to as the culture of silence

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Nana Akosua Sarpong Kumankuma, the Chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP) says the feared culture of silence is returning under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Speaking during a recent interview, she stated that based on her experiences, she is convinced that people are being gagged from sharing opinions that are considered not palatable by the government.

Culture of Silence is coming back under Prez. Akufo-Addo - CPP National Chairwoman

Culture of Silence is coming back under Prez. Akufo-Addo, says CPP National Chairwoman. Photo source: user-generated

"Of late if you speak up, you are attacked, one cannot even talk. The culture of silence is coming back completely," said Kumamkuma to Bonohene Baffuor Awuah on Kasapa FM.

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She shared a personal experience of her programme she was supposed to appear on being taken off air based on a request from a 'high power' in government.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, reported that Smart, the host of the Angel FM's morning show, Anopa Bofour, had been taken off the airwaves. It was later confirmed by Kwadwo Dickson, the station's General Manager.

It is said that Captain Smart made some not-so-nice comments about people in government. Some people think that his suspension is a form of a power play to gag the media.

Meanwhile, Brigadier-General Nunoo Mensah (retd), former National Security Advisor has warned that Ghana is slowly becoming a haven for anarchy in every format under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Nunoo Mensah’s warning comes on the back of the forceful removal of the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, DCOP Ayensu Opare Addo (rtd) by members of the dreaded Delta Force—a vigilante group affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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“We have been doing this for the past four to five years…it’s not the first time in Kumasi where a coordinator was removed in a similar fashion,” he stated on Starr FM’s Morning Starr and monitored by on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

“There must be an end to this because if we don’t stop it, we’re moving into a state of anarchy…With what I’m seeing today, it’s like going back to the past. If we don’t deal with them and pull out, we’re heading into political anarchy,” he added. “The president must see to it that there’s order and security in the country. Ghana is sliding slowly but surely into anarchy,” he stressed.

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