June 3, 2011

The Minority in Parliament has condemned last weekend’s raid on an Accra movie shop by National Security operatives.

During the raid agents of the National Security seized some 13,000 copies of a new local movie titled ‘Atta the Mortuary Man’.

The Title of the movie was apparently curled from a speech delivered by former President Rawlings during the Tamale Congress of the NDC in 2010 during which he told the story of a personal friend who works as a mortuary attendant at the 37 Military Hospital called ‘Atta the Mortuary Man’.

In a Press Statement, the Minority in Parliament said the attitude by the National Security operatives does not portend well for good governance.

The minority added that the raid by the National Security operatives smacks of arbitrariness and capricious stance.

Speaking to Citi News in an interview, Minority spokesperson on Defense, Interior and National Security, Hon William Ofori Boafo said there was no justification for Saturday’s raid.

The NPP Member of Parliament for Akropong warned that Ghana runs the risk of turning into a Police State if National Security is left to do whatever it likes.

“They should operate within the perimeters of the rule of law, we shouldn’t allow them to do whatever they want in the society otherwise it will be chaotic and lawlessness.

“I think that if they want to be respected as an institution by the fair minded people in society then it would be better for them to keep to their mandate which has been provided in the creative legislation”.

Source: citifmonline.com