Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President the Republic of Ghana expressed concern over the attack on Mr. Kendrick Ofei, a freelance journalist who was brutally assaulted by some soldiers on March 6th, 2017, during Ghana’s 60th Independence Day Anniversary parade, at the Independence Square in the capital, Accra.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter appreciates that Deputy Defence Minister, Major Dereck Oduro, on the same program said that if the allegations were true, investigations will be conducted and those responsible will be brought to justice. We urge your government to vigorously investigate this matter and ensure that the perpetrators of violence are punished.

According to a report by the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA), Ofei, on March 21, narrated his ordeal during a TV program named ‘State Affairs,’ broadcast on the privately-owned GhOneTV. He appeared on the program wearing a cervical collar and showed bruises on his body.

Ofei had been caught filming an assault on a civilian by military officers on 6th March after the Independence Day parade, behind the Independence square. He said the soldiers ordered him to delete the video, crashed his phone and later and beat him up for recording the incident. He was saved by the timely intervention of an officer bearing the name tag W. O Mensah.

Keta
Keta
Located in the volta region of Ghana, this coastal town boasts amazing history, great people and eye-catching culture and tradition. Easter is celebrated in earnest here with many of the local folk preparing throughout the first quarter of the year for this period. Other sons and daughters of this town who have migrated elsewhere for greener pastures also return home to join the party. It’s often great to see both the young and old plunge into the streets to cheer, dance and make merry amidst cultural dance displays. The whole town joins in this celebration with others from neighbouring cities and regions traveling here to join in the party. Pubs and bars operate at their fullest while some major brands organize carnivals and concerts.The other days are reserved for beaching and relaxing.

Kumasi

The Garden City. Often known as the city of extremes. When it comes to work and business, the whole city is involved. When it’s time to have fun as well, the entire city comes to life. Talk of towns like Bantama, Adum and Ahodwo and you will see several people troop to pubs, clubs and bars to have a drink or two, dance and have fun. There is never a dull moment in Kumasi. During easter, many ‘’Kumasianos’’ who have travelled all around the country for work, take advantage of the long weekend to go back home and visit friends and family they haven’t seen for a very long time. It’s often a homecoming here. With lot’s of recreational centres and tourist sites to visit, you can tag along if you have never been to Kumasi or if you are a foreigner in Ghana. Comparatively, Kumasi is not as congested as Kwahu during this period reducing the risk of crime and giving you an atmosphere of relaxation, calm and excitement.