The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has condemned the raid by National Security operatives on the offices of a local IT Firm, SOFTtribe Limited.
He also described the action as reckless and unacceptable.
In a statement, Mr. Mahama said the government was using the National Security apparatus to intimidate Ghanaians.
“Regardless of what disagreements may exist between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company Limited, the forceful entry into their offices by armed National Security operatives is unacceptable.”
“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,” he stated.
According to sources at National Security, SOFTtribe was the subject of the raid because it was reportedly refusing to release a database critical to billing customers after GWCL served notice that it will not renew its contractual relations with the IT firm.
The raid followed a complaint by the Ghana Water Company.
National Security said a court order was obtained and officials, including IT experts, were dispatched to SOFTtribe to secure the database.
The contract between SOFTtribe and the Ghana Water Company was reportedly terminated in September 2019 after GWCL issued a letter of termination to the IT Firm.