Television show host, Okatakyie Kwame Afrifa Mensah has chastised award-winning journalist Manasseh Azure for lamenting over the safety of journalists in Ghana.
A couple of days ago, the investigative journalist took to social media to campaign against the NPP government, describing it as intolerant and hostile to critical journalists in the country.
Manasseh believes President Akufo-Addo is not speaking against threats against media freedom in the country.
In a Facebook post to commemorate world press Freedom Day, the award-winning investigative journalist said he did ” some of the most daring works” during the regime of former president John Mahama but never feared for his life as it is today under Akufo-Addo.
“The danger is real,” Awuni said following the threats on his life from people suspected to be aligned with the Akufo-Addo government.
But Okatakyie says he is happy Manasseh is reaping the fruits of what he sowed to spite John Mahama.
“Under the John Mahama administration, you were writing anyhow and criticized the government. He even started a column called ‘Masseh’s Folder’ where he attacked the Mahama administration and later said the president had taken a second-hand Ford [Expedition] vehicle thinking that Akufo-Addo would be a good president,” Okatakyie said.
“Today Akufo-Addo has turned Manasseh into a fact-checker instead of an investigative journalist. Today, Manasseh’s folder is wet so he can’t write and criticize him again,” he argued on his program, Asempa Yetia on Power FM Wednesday night.