Former President John Dramani Mahama says the Akufo-Addo administration is brazenly using the national security machinery to intimidate Ghanaians, and also “whittle away” hard won rights guaranteed under the 1992 Republican constitution.
His comment comes in the wake of the security swoop at the Airport Residential office of software company, SOFTtribe at around 4:00 pm on Tuesday.
The development comes at a time when the renowned software company is challenging the Ghana Water Company (GWCL) for unfairly terminating a water billing software contract that started in 2016.
Mr. Mahama who condemned the unfortunate incident on Facebook awhile ago said the invasion of the offices of the Software firm is unacceptable.
“I associate with the justifiable outrage expressed by many Ghanaians this morning upon receiving news of a rambo-style raid on the offices of SOFTtribe.”
“We all join in condemning the reckless invasion of their premises, and the seizure of electronic equipment including mobile phones of staff.
“Regardless of what disagreements may exist between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited, the forceful entry into their offices by armed National Security operatives is unacceptable.
“Over the years, SOFTtribe has proven to be a leader of local content innovation in IT. They are one of the indigenous companies that have introduced various digital solutions and impacted positively on payroll management and crime prevention among others. And, their footprints stretch beyond Ghana.”