Ghana’s former leader John Mahama has described the raid of Accra-based IT firm SOFTtribe by National Security operatives as “unacceptable and reckless”.
He noted it is an infringement of the human rights of Ghanaians being spearheaded by the government.
National Security Operatives on Tuesday conducted an operation to secure databases belonging to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) from an Accra-based IT firm.
The operation which followed a complaint by the GWCL to National Security was to safeguard the databases access to which had been deliberately blocked by the company.
Reacting to the development, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer said in a statement that the brute force was needless.
“I associate with the justifiable outrage expressed by many Ghanaians this morning upon receiving news of a rambo-style raid on the offices of SOFTtribe. We all join in condemning the reckless invasion of their premises, and the seizure of electronic equipment including mobile phones of staff.”
“Over the years, SOFTtribe has proven to be a leader of local content innovation in IT. They are one of the indigenous companies that have introduced various digital solutions and impacted positively on payroll management and crime prevention among others. And, their footprints stretch beyond Ghana,” the statement said.
The statement added: “recent events appear to confirm our worst fears that the Nana Addo administration is determined to use the national security machinery to not only intimidate Ghanaians, but to whittle away our hard won rights guaranteed under the constitution of our Republic.”
Source: Daily Mail GH