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Clergy must condemn NPP and SA-3 – Twum Boafo

The CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Board Kojo Twum Boafo has expressed shock at the complete silence of some outspoken religious leaders on the three South African ex-police officers who came to the country at the behest of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The three, who have since been deported, were in Ghana to offer military training to bodyguards of Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate.

According to Mr Boafo, he is particularly disturbed about a developing trend whereby a group of prominent religious leaders openly condemn President John Mahama on some critical national issues yet remain overly silent on matters bothering other political groupings.

“Where’s the Presby moderator, where’s the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Rev Joseph Osei Bonsu, where’s Dr Mensa Otabil… the hypocrisy is too much,” Boafo lamented on Accra-based Muntie FM.

The Free Zones Board CEO was contributing to the ensuing debate on the SA-3 deported recently after their arrest and detention by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for their alleged covert operations at Agona Duakwa in the Central region.

Mr. Boafo said he does not understand why the matter which bothers on national security and Ghana’s peace has been largely condemned by experts and all other political parties, yet the religious world has gone dead on it.

For instance Dr Kwesi Anin of the Kofi Annan Security Centre, Kinglsey Agyei an expert in international peace and conflict resolution, policy think tank IMANI Ghana and the latest being the Executive Director of WANEP Emmanuel Bombande have all condemned the act and asked NPP to accept blame.

Mr Boafo said the NPP has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt they do not mean well for the country and yet these public figures have chosen to remain silent.

Source: Ghana/ Acheampong

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