Ghana does not experience a culture of silence – Manteaw

Ghana does not experience a culture of silence - Manteaw

Ghana does not experience a culture of silence – Manteaw

Dr. Steve Manteaw, anti-corruption activist and chairman of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, has denied claims that Ghana is currently experiencing a culture of silence.

In a Facebook post, Dr. Manteaw says he is free to express his opinion and, if necessary, the government denies him in his mind.

His comments come after former AngloGold Ashanti boss Sam Jonah insinuated to KBE that the country appears to be in a culture of silence.

At a Rotary club event last weekend, Sam Jonah said, “What is confusing is that those who used to have votes on these things seem to have lost their votes. People talk about issues that depend on who is in power.

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“Does our deafening silence mean that we no longer have to worry about problems we complained about not so long ago, especially if those problems persist … Harassment and in some cases the murder of journalists, murder of MPs, Corruption, harassment of anti-corruption agents.

“We just finished another election, the eighth in a row since our fourth Republican Democratic experiment began. As always, the awards came from all over the world and we accepted them with pride. What we couldn’t tell the world is that some people lost their lives in the elections. “

But some have not consented to Sir Sam Jonah.

“Personally, I don’t think we live under a culture of silence. I’ve always felt free to speak my mind and the government didn’t deny me if they didn’t agree. It’s the beauty of democracy, ”said Dr. Manteaw.

Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, a senior member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said, “What I see now in Ghana is a culture of bizarre intolerance, but of a special class that believes they have the right to speak and to speak speak freely, squeak, but others must be silent and must not question the views of this special class. “

By Laud Nartey | | Ghana

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