Government would not invade privacy of Ghanaians

Accra, The Ministry of the Interior on Monday gave the assurance that the Government would not invade the privacy of Ghanaians and would ensure the safety, peace and security of all.

A statement issued by the Ministry and signed by Mrs Adelaide Anno-kumi, the Chief Director of the Ministry, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said any invasion of the privacy of the citizenry was an affront to the fundamental human rights of the people.

The statement followed a social media report alleging that the Ministry would be enforcing a new Communications Regulation which would entail surveillance of calls and social media platforms by the Ministry.

”The Ministry, therefore, wishes to state emphatically and unambiguously that the news item is false and should be disregarded by the general public,” the statement said.

It said there was no such new communication regulation and, thus, called on the general public to disregard the news item.

”The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that no one’s communication device, be it mobile hand device, personal computer or any other device is connected to any system at the Ministry of the Interior,” it said.

The Ministry wished all Ghanaians a happy Easter celebrations.

Source: Ghana News Agency