General News of Sunday, 29 May 2016
President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has urged the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service to find innovative ways of tackling challenges facing Ghana instead of banning social media.
The IGP has said that the police is considering blocking social media on the day of elections.
This has generated a huge outrage with various groups asking him not to try it. According to these groups, the IGP’s decision is backward.
In a statement, Franklin Cudjoe said, “there is no indication if this decision has the support of the rank and file of the Police Service and crucially the service heads such as the Chief of Defence Staff, Air and Naval commanders.”
He also stated that the IGP should be focusing on more important issues.
“Apart from deep rooted ignorance, illiteracy and permissible idiocy by the well lettered on social media, the two major high risk phenomena he should be concerned about are a very uninspiring Electoral Commission with a terrible communication strategy and the second of course is skyrocketing unemployment which I must admit he can’t do much about.”
“His utterances and posturing can give work to the millions of idle and irate youth and that won’t be pretty.”
He has therefore advised the IGP to invest his experiences in other areas than what he is thinking of doing.
“It will be very promising of the IGP if he invested his accumulated years of experience in strengthening inter agency and electoral stakeholder discussions to consider a trusting electoral exercise and outcome.
“He can also consider inviting religious leaders too to say a prayer but he should get busy with thinking, fast and slow.”