Suleimana Braimah, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has condemned National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah for accusing the media, academics, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of instigating a coup.
Mr. Dapaah accused these organizations of utilizing their power to instill fear and terror in the country.
The Minister was concerned that the development might compromise the country’s security ahead of the general elections in 2024.
On Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, on Friday, the MFWA boss claimed Mr. Dapaah’s assertion contradicted facts on the ground.
“I don’t think people have been making statements to incite coup as the Minister said. Rather people reference the coups that have occurred in some African countries, and advise government to take the necessary steps to avoid such a situation here. I think he did not go through what he read,” he said.
Mr. Braimah recommended the National Security Minister to delegate responsibility for government public relations to the Information Ministry and other government agencies.
He stressed that Ghanaians have the right to express their dissatisfaction, and that the government, on the other side, must address them.