Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central has voiced that if Ghana slopes into the state of insecurity, the cause will without doubt be the media, mainstream or social media. The Chairman of Parliament’s Defense and Interior Committee, Kennedy Agyapong, said he is worried about how false news is easily put out by the media channels quoting recent case of exposure on the activist Ibrahim Mohammed a.k.a Macho Kaaka, whose death lead to fatal protest in Ejura.
On July 6, 2021, on the Good Evening Ghana talk show, Kennedy Agyapong made these comments when he was asked about the security situation in Ghana as played out recently. He answered, “Very concerned, about the media. I have always said that if Ghana will go to war, if Ghana will be destroyed; it will be from the media. The remarks they make.
“Typical example is the case in Ejura, a brother kills a brother and it is reported out there that #FixTheCountry advocate has been killed because he was talking about fixing the country”, he defer to.
Rendering to him, he was in Turkey when the news popped up. He felt bad about the thoughts conveyed by the media, until him, return back to Ghana to get the true story of it. Who is causing the problems?
“Other people have died because of false reportage, we are all losing the fact because we are looking at where the problem started. The problem is from the media”, he said, adding that it was the reports that enraged the youth to demonstration leading to more deaths.
“We have to be careful in this country, the way we give information especially with social media. I don’t write anything, I don’t have time” he voiced in addition.
According to him, he said, he will mark the state of Ghana’s security as nine out of ten as compared to other countries stating especially Nigeria, Ghana was in a state of peace and security.
Kennedy Agyapong also thrilled at the main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) submitting that the party has no nerves to talk about this, let alone protest about the state of security.
“I am surprised NDC ‘gat’ nerves to go on demo talking about security, they gat nerves; but you know, we have to tolerate them because it is about politics. Have they forgotten about themselves? NDC? I want every Ghanaian without political tag to say there’s insecurity in our society but not NDC. The atrocities committed by these people in this country, they gat the nerves”, Kennedy Agyapong added.