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02.03.2009 Social News

Ghanaians must enforce Freedom and Justice - Tsikata


Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has entreated Ghanaians to enforce the country's motto of freedom and justice.

Mr Tsikata said the motto inscribed in the country's coat of arms would be meaningless if Ghanaians fail to defend the freedom and justice of every citizen.

He made the call at the weekend at a forum in Ashaiman organized by the Freedom Centre and the “Free Tsatsu Campaign” (FTC) to thank residents for their support for him during his imprisonment.

Mr Tsikata who was sentenced to a five-year jail term for causing financial loss to the state on June 18, 2008 received presidential pardon from former President John Agyekum Kufuor on January 6, this year.

He urged the judiciary to administer justice to all without discrimination instead of pleasing politicians against the solemn oath of their profession.

He also urged the media to expose any form of injustice in the country noting that “if journalists will have integrity and show honesty in exposing injustice, the country will realize the dreams of Nkrumah.”

Mr Tsikata commended President John Attah Mills for proposing a national holiday in memory of Dr Nkrumah, observing that Nkrumah's effort was not appreciated during the golden jubilee celebration as the independence was attributed to the big six.

Madam Esther Cobbah, wife of Mr Tsikata commended sympathizers of the FTC for their fearless support and asked them to continuously fight against injustice.

“There is so much injustice and dishonesty around us,” she reiterated.

Mr Kwesi Pratt Junior, a member of the FTC said the aim of the campaign was not to only free Mr Tsikata but also to be the mouth piece for ordinary Ghanaians seeking freedom and justice.