Professor Ransford Yao Gyampo, a political science lecturer at the premier University of Ghana, Legon, has asserted the, in a regime where foreign nationals or institutions assessing the level of our freedom of speech in the country, is unturnable and an affront to the sovereign status of Ghana.
He said, Ghana is an independent nation therefore, when foreigners deliver their verdict on what form of freedom we enjoy or we practise, defies human logic and neocolonial and it must not be entertained.
Earlier this week, the international community gave a damning verdict on Ghana on her cultural of silence when it comes to media freedom in the country. It came out that, Ghana dropped 30 places shamefully in the global ranking after their assessment of the level at which press freedom in Ghana is seen and observed.
When the verdict was made public, Ghanaian media practitioners took to social media to express their disgust about the system of gagging and threatening journalists by the government of the day and its appointees in the discharge of their mandated duties enshrined in our 1992 constitution.
Countless number of journalists shared their various harrowing and traumatic scenarios where some of them were almost assassinated. The freedom of speech in Ghana is highly jeopardised and compromised as the executive arm of government, hijacks and targets main selected media houses that it considers they are in bed with the major opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC.