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Catholic Bishiops’ Condemn Alleged Threat Of Attack On Judiciary

Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu Bishop of Konongo-Mampong & President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference says they have received media reports on the threat of attack on members of the Judiciary allegedly made by two panelists during a radio discussion on an Accra-based Muntie FM with a lot of worry and anxiety, and we wish to join individuals and groups which have already condemned this act.

The Bishops’ say they are of the view that this alleged threat is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Any attack on the Judiciary, the custodians of Law in our country, is an attack on our freedom and security as a nation.

The Bishops think that as matter of urgency, the Bureau of National Investigations should take action in picking up the two alleged culprits, if it has not done so already, for the necessary investigations and proceedings to begin. We are hopeful that the right course of action will be taken in this and other instances.

These were contained in a statement issued in Accra and copied to GhanaPoliticsOnline.Com

The statement which was signed by the President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu said they are gratified by the assurances of government that it will take steps to ensure that all citizens, including members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary will enjoy personal and institutional protection.

According to the statement, it is becoming increasingly worrying that, on a daily basis, some panelists on radio programs and callers to these programs continue to make unguarded comments and contributions instead of discussing issues that will benefit the development of Ghana.

All these and more the statement added, in this period of the run up to the 2016 elections are contributing immensely to the rising political temperature in the country.

They have therefore encouraged all Ghanaians to take steps to bring down the political temperature.

They also cautioned newspaper editors and producers of FM radio programs to be circumspect in their selection of those who are invited to discuss issues on their various radio programs, while all Ghanaians, especially those who seek political office in our land should learn to speak words which bring harmony and peace.

“We continue to urge all Ghanaians to preach peace and unity for without peace and unity, our country cannot move forward in the right direction.” The statement said.

Below Is The Full Statement:

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE CONDEMNING ALLEGED THREAT OF ATTACK ON THE JUDICIARY

We, the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, have received media reports on the threat of attack on members of the Judiciary allegedly made by two panelists during a radio discussion on an Accra-based Muntie FM with a lot of worry and anxiety, and we wish to join individuals and groups which have already condemned this act. We are of the view that this alleged threat is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Any attack on the Judiciary, the custodians of Law in our country, is an attack on our freedom and security as a nation.

We think that as matter of urgency, the Bureau of National Investigations should take action in picking up the two alleged culprits, if it has not done so already, for the necessary investigations and proceedings to begin. We are hopeful that the right course of action will be taken in this and other instances.

We are gratified by the assurances of government that it will take steps to ensure that all citizens, including members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary will enjoy personal and institutional protection.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com

It is becoming increasingly worrying to us that, on a daily basis, some panelists on radio programmes and callers to these programmes continue to make unguarded comments and contributions instead of discussing issues that will benefit the development of Ghana. All these and more in this period of the run up to the 2016 elections are contributing immensely to the rising political temperature in the country. We encourage all Ghanaians to take steps to bring down the political temperature.

We pray that in the days leading to the elections later this year, newspaper editors and producers of FM radio programmes will be circumspect in their selection of those who are invited to discuss issues on their various radio programmes, while all Ghanaians, especially those who seek political office in our land should learn to speak words which bring harmony and peace.

We continue to urge all Ghanaians to preach peace and unity for without peace and unity, our country cannot move forward in the right direction.

SIGNED

MOST REV. JOSEPH OSEI-BONSU
BISHOP OF KONONGO-MAMPONG &
PRESIDENT, GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE

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