PPF condemns attack on cameraman in Ghana

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the attack on David Ankomah, cameraman of Accra-based Joy News by the soldiers on June 23, 2019.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the violence against journalist working in the line of duty and termed it an attack on freedom of expression. PPF urged the concerned authorities to investigate the matter and hold the officers involved in attacking journalist.

According to the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ankomah was physically assaulted at a Church in East Legon, Accra while covering protests led by the clients of two investment companies EL Real Estates and Tikowre Capital owned by Kelvin Kossi Kobiri, the Head Pastor of Zoe Outreach Embassy Church.

Pastor Kobiri called the law enforcement officers to restrain the protestors who were disrupting the ongoing church service to protest the alleged mismanagement of their funds invested in the pastor’s companies.

The officers also seized journalist’s camera, to prevent him from covering their suppression of the protestors.