Former President, John Dramani Mahama has marked the World Press Freedom Day with a strong message to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
Mr Mahama has told President Akufo-Addo to create an atmosphere that is more tolerant of criticism and devoid of intimidation.
According to the former president, if such atmosphere is created, Ghanaians can express themselves freely which eventually will contribute to the national discourse.
“I encourage President Nana Akufo-Addo to seize the occasion to create an atmosphere that is more tolerant of criticism and devoid of intimidation in order for the media, CSOs and individuals to freely express themselves and contribute to the national discourse,” he wrote.
Read the full statement below
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