President Nana Akufo-Addo has finally reacted to the Captain Smart dismissal saga where it was said that some government officials pressured the CEO of Angel FM to take the broadcast juornalist.
Speaking at UCC congregation where a Doctor of philosophy degree in Educational Leadership, he stated that he has always been a fighter of press freedom, individual freedom and media freedom and for that reason can’t allow the press to be suppress under his administration.
He noted that his love for press freedom made the RTI bill which has been passed under his government a possibility despite successive governments shying away from it.
”Indeed I dare say the means to get your voice heard has never been so democratize as now and long may it last”, he stated.
He noted that as someone who has been at the forefront of fighting for press freedom during his early days as a politician there is no way his government will turn his back at that same press.
Obviously the President is of the view that his government isn’t suppressing the press.
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12The president is right, the media of today are arrogant ,disrespectful and have resorted to insulting instead of educating and entertaining. Today anyone can sit on the radio, television stations and on the internet and insult respectable people in our society and he will get people to hail him or her. If you criticize their work,they will say culture of silence.More
8The dog that is trained to. Bark at strangers will one day bark at the master if there no strangers The media chatised ndc at the behest of npp for so long. Now the meat is gone. Npp it is your turn to bear cooly the brunt of the same media which sang hosana for you.MoreReply
8what ever the president said are lies I mean the opposite of what Nana Addo says is the truth. he told us he believes in the rule of law and later we saw what happened at West wagon and what did he do? we saw what happened at Ashanti Region with regards to the regional security officer what did he do?we saw what happened to DCOP Nanka Brews at the seat of Falstaff house what did he do? Pls you can’t afford to trust this president and his arrogant people. If you make mistake and criticise him is either you would be sacked and suspended. Nana Addo doesn’t believe in democracy but autocracyMoreReply
7NANA ADDO don’t mind stomach journalists freedom of speech doesn’t mean you should talk and report rubbish. some of the journalists we have in this country are just noins makers including carptine smart. NANA ADDO please leave him alone, if he is a man enough he should go and find himself another job after all no man is born to do one job through out his life. as he was bragging he should find himself another job. he is a complete woman and not a man.MoreReply