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Gabby Otchere-Darko Schools Manasseh Azure Awuni on Culture of Silence

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Gabby Otchere-Darko Schools Manasseh Azure Awuni on Culture of Silence

Since, you Manasseh Azure Awuni is admirably one of the loudest critics of government, you are probably in a very good position to answer the question you are asking.

But, with a rider: those who would come out to loudly disagree with your view, one way or the other, should not be seen as seeking to silence you! Culture of Silence is, of course marked by intolerance. But, how is that defined? Is it state-sponsored intolerance or any form of violent reaction to a point of view, in words or in deeds?

Let me share my own personal experience almost 20 years ago when I was an editor of a newspaper and a regular tv and radio pundit.

Under President Kufuor, at a time that journalists breathed a strong sigh of relief, with the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law, for months I had to endure a 24-hour personal police protection because I had received multiple real threats and indeed suffered physical attacks, one such attack in the full glare of the media, at the vicinity of the venue of the National Reconciliation Commission, after being harsh with my written and spoken word on some key members of the Opposition, notably for calling Prof Mills a “poodle”. I never made the threats or the protection public. Only a few close friends like Abdul Malik Kweku Baako were aware. My protection was arranged by National Security Coordinator Francis Poku.

Would I have been right to stretch the threats and attacks on my life then as an expression of a culture of silence?

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World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ghana To Miss Jordan Ayew And Amartey Against South Africa

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World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ghana To Miss Jordan Ayew And Amartey Against South Africa

The Black Stars are set to do without some first team players for their upcoming back-to-back games against Ethiopia and South Africa.

Premier League clubs have decided against releasing players for September’s round of World Cup qualifiers which are due to take place in Covid-19 red-listed countries, ruling Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, Leicester City centre-back Daniel Amartey and Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu out of Ghana’s showdown away against South Africa.

 

According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs have been affected by the decision.

 

South Africa, who are on the UK’s coronavirus red list, are set to host Ghana for a Group G matchday two fixture in Johannesburg on September 6.

“Premier League clubs have today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” the FA announced on their official website on Tuesday.

“The clubs’ decision, which is strongly supported by the Premier League, will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 Premier League clubs who are due to travel to 26 red-list countries in the September international window.

“This follows Fifa’s current position not to extend its temporary release exception for players required to quarantine on their return from international duty.

“Extensive discussions have taken place with both The FA and the Government to find a solution, but due to ongoing public health concerns relating to incoming travellers from red-list countries, no exemption has been granted

Ghana are set to open their World Cup qualifiers with a home clash with Ethiopia on September 3 before making the trip to South Africa.
Earlier this month, Black Stars coach CK Akonnor unveiled a provisional list of 30 players for the uncoming double-header, the roster including Ayew, Amartey and Fosu.

 

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UTAG is Setting A Bad Precedent For Disobeying Court Injunction – Kabila

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Former Acting General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh, has slammed the UTAG executives for not obeying the injunction order by a High Court regarding their industrial action.

UTAG has refused to call off their strike despite calls on them to return to work.

The National Labour Commission, in an attempt to compel them to resume work, secured an injunction from an Accra High Court but the University lecturers Association has defied the court ruling.

According to UTAG President, Prof. Charles Marfo, the injunction has rather worsened the case for the Labour Commission.

“We were almost reaching a consensus until the government’s court issue arose. Now, a whole new ballgame has started because we’re also asking our lawyers to go to court . . . We were getting there. We were pushing; now this argument I’m making is lost,” he said.

Addressing the issue during Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”, James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly called Kabila, bemoaned the UTAG response to the Labour Commission’s injunction.

According to him, UTAG somehow disrespecting the injunction must be condemned in no uncertain terms stressing ”if care is not taken and we allow for positive defiance against a court ruling, we will be setting a certain bad precedent”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vote: KOTOKO vs HEARTS, Which Team Wins Today?

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Press on the Faint Circle before your preferred Team, then Press Vote to submit. Good luck!

 

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