National Security workers becoming more harmful – Mahama

National Security workers becoming more harmful – Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has expressed worry that the Akufo-Addo administration has suffered a lot of security crisis which he says must be addressed.

According to him, the raid by National Security operatives on the offices of a local IT Firm, SOFTtribe Limited last Tuesday was reckless and unacceptable.

The Technical Director, David Kwamena Bolton, on Tuesday, alleged that armed security operatives on Monday raided the offices SOFTtribe, and seized the mobile phones of its staff.

The heavily armed men claimed to be personnel from the National Security and presented what they claimed was a court order to confiscate mobile phones and electronic equipment of the company’s staff.

Reacting to this, Mr. Mahama said the government was using the National Security apparatus to intimidate Ghanaians.

“Regardless of what disagreements may exist between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited, the forceful entry into their offices by armed National Security operatives is unacceptable.

“Recent events appear to confirm our worst fears that the Nana Addo administration is determined to use the national security machinery to not only intimidate Ghanaians, but to whittle away our hard won rights guaranteed under the constitution of our Republic,” he stated.

Read below Mr. Mahama’s full statement: 

I associate with the justifiable outrage expressed by many Ghanaians this morning upon receiving news of a rambo-style raid on the offices of SOFTtribe.

We all join in condemning the reckless invasion of their premises, and the seizure of electronic equipment including mobile phones of staff.

Regardless of what disagreements may exist between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited, the forceful entry into their offices by armed National Security operatives is unacceptable.

Over the years, SOFTtribe has proven to be a leader of local content innovation in IT. They are one of the indigenous companies that have introduced various digital solutions and impacted positively on payroll management and crime prevention among others. And, their footprints stretch beyond Ghana.

Recent events appear to confirm our worst fears that the Nana Addo administration is determined to use the national security machinery to not only intimidate Ghanaians, but to whittle away our hard won rights guaranteed under the constitution of our Republic.

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