Proforum welcomes state security for Manasseh, but says it’s not enough

Manasseh
Ace investigative journalist Manasseh Azuri Awuni

The NDC Proforum – North America has welcomed National Security intervention by providing state protection for ace investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni following continual threats on his life after the airing of “Militia in the heart of the nation”.

However, the professional group believes the current arrangement is not enough and called for an immediate police investigation and consequently arrest and prosecution of those behind what it calls a cowardly and antagonizing attack on democracy and rule of law.

A statement signed by President – Arnold Appiah on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 noted that “Ghana has come a long way and we cannot, under the desperation of the current regime roll back. The media has the support of our sovereign constitution to carry out its mandate under our democracy and no nepotist can entrench his failing policies by gagging free speech”.

“We also wish that the democratic channels activated by aggrieved parties to address issues surrounding the expose’ would be allowed to serve their purpose but not a camouflage to launch an attack on a journalist in his line of duty”; the statement further said.

Read full statement below:

NDC-PROFORUM-ON-MANASSEH-THREATS

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