The Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has charged the security agencies to deal with threats and attacks against journalist in the country.
This follows recent incidents of attacks and threats on some media practitioners including investigative journalist Manasseh Azuri Awuni and Angel FM morning show host Captain Smart.
In a facebook post, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said, “A number of journalists have reported threats and at least one robbery in the aftermath of the 2020 elections”.
“It has been suggested that these threats are associated with their work as journalists.
He called on the security agencies to get to the bottom of the various complaints.
“It is of critical importance that our security agencies get to the bottom of these complaints and use all the legitimate means at their disposal to unmask the identities of the culprits – whatever their motives – and arrest and prosecute them with speed”.
The Minister said Ghana’s enviable reputation as a protector of journalists’ rights and freedoms must be preserved.
Over the past few weeks some journalists including Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, Captain Smart, a broadcast journalist with Angel FM and Afia Pokua, another broadcast journalist with the Despite Group of Companies, have received threats on their lives for expressing their views on the 2020 Election.
“My thoughts are with you,” Oppong Nkrumah said in the post.