Security expert Irbard Ibrahim is projecting a loss in revenue to the country running in millions of dollars in potential foreign direct investment, following the just premiered documentary by Joy Fm journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, titled “Militia in the heart of the Nation”.
Describing the documentary as reckless, shallow and alarmist, Mr. Ibrahim said the media does not own the country and are not above accountability.
‘’We won’t allow the recklessness of a few young men and women with access to mics and studio cameras destroy this country and its prospects’’ he wrote on his Facebook page in protest of the documentary.
“We have handled ambassadors and we know how reckless negative reportage affects a country’s outlook in the eyes of diplomats, foreign capitals and various chambers of commerce. Erroneously tagging this country as a militia-infested country could cost us millions of dollars in potential foreign direct investment’’ he said.
‘’We all own this country; you and me and can’t sit aloof as the relish for ephemeral headlines by a few destroy the reputation of a country by whose passport we travel, and whose identity and citizenship we carry. Some journalists are genuinely serving this country and we appreciate that. But journalism is not about false alarm and negative energy. The negativity is too much and it has to end now’’.