Dr Edward Omane Boamah, the former Minister of Communications under the John Mahama-led administration, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government as intolerant.
He observed that it was evident in the government’s reaction to Joy News’ ‘Militia in the Heart of the Nation’ documentary which was aired in March this year.
Dr Boamah noted that the government’s reaction to the documentary was not only harsh but unnecessary as the issues, if any, could have been handled in a better manner and maintained that “media tolerance alone demonstrates a clear difference between former President Mahama and President Nana Akufo-Addo”.
“That decision, for me, is the reason I believe the government is intolerant and that they have by that reaction marred the country’s image globally,” he lamented, and Dr Boamah, who has written an open letter to the president questioned why the government dragged Joy News to the National Media Commission.
“The ‘Militia in the heart of the Nation’ documentary which revealed the D-Eye group, a militia affiliated to the government of the NPP had been training at the Christiansburg Castle left the government unimpressed, intolerant and disappointing.
“They demonstrated this by hauling Joy News to the National Media Commission, which then ruled that while the documentary was in the public interest, aspects of it were sensational,” Dr Boamah bemoaned. -myjoyonline.com