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18.08.2005 General News

Don’t Abuse Freedom Of Expression – JAK


President J. A. Kufuor has advised Ghanaians not to abuse the freedom of expression they are currently enjoying but use it to promote the development of the country.

He cautioned that in as much as the Government would promote democracy and freedom of speech, anyone who, in the exercise of that freedom, fell foul of the law would be dealt with accordingly.

President Kufuor was addressing a durbar of the chiefs and people of the Wassa Amenfi West District at Asankragwa as part of his tour of the Western Region.

He said it was unfortunate that people had taken undue advantage of the atmosphere of free speech, to the extent of even insulting the President sometimes.

The President, who affirmed the Government's commitment to uphold the principle of rule of law, cautioned that whoever fell foul of the law would not be sparred.

He told the people not to be deceived by “Wahala noise makers” and the people who would “sweet talk” them into believing that there was hardship in the country.

President Kufuor said Ghana was at the moment the envy of countries in the sub-region as a result of the peace, stability and economic progress in the country.

He assured the people that the Government would continue to address their needs, such as the construction of roads.