Veteran journalist, Elizabeth Ohene says, contrary to business mogul Sam Jonah’s assertion that the country is slowly drifting into a culture of silence, the opposite is true.
The prolific writer stated in her latest articles that the country in the past few years has been hit with a barrage of cacophony on national airwaves “so much so we can’t hear one another.”
This, she refers to as a “culture of noise.”
“The people of Ghana have taken President Akufo-Addo at his word that they should be active citizens and everyone has something to say on everything. Everyone seems convinced he is right and has the answer to our problems,” she said.
This, she said, has fueled intolerance not just from the political class, but also from the average Ghanaian who engages in public discourse.