Even the uninitiated will not agree with president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, when he said there is no culture of silence in the country.
A visitor to this nation, will think Ghana is a country under dictatorship, owing to the lawlessness of the jobbers, who are parading around in town under the guise of national security.
The president, who has always feign ignorance about the happenings in the country, over the weekend in Cape Coast, speaking at the University at a ceremony held to confer an honorary doctorate degree on him, said there is no culture of silence prevailing in the country under his administration, and there exists a vibrant media.
According to him, "I find it ironic that the Presidency of a man who has been and continues to be the most vilified political figure of his generation can be accused of presiding over a 'culture of silence'.
"There is no midnight knock on the door in Ghana for authors of dissenting views, nor will there be during my presidency."
This newspaper is of the considered opinion that, the pronouncement by the president gives further credence to existing concerns that some highly placed persons, including the president are cahoots with those men in uniform, under the guise of national security terrorizing innocent Ghanaians.
The effrontery of these men is what has heightened the suspicion and has given a lot of Ghanaians cause for concern.
If the president thinks knocking on ones door is the only way to define culture of silence, then he should ask the family of Ahmed Suale Hussein, he should ask Caleb Kudah and the staff of Citi FM, as well as other Ghanaians who have been victims of abuse.
In the opinion of this newspaper, it is disconcerting to note that the allegation of culture of silence, going by the response of the president, is turning out to be true.