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General News Wed, 31 Jan 2001

Defence Ministry justifies Addo Kufuor's visit

The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said it has no problem with the visit of Dr Addo Kufuor, Minister of Defence-designate, to troops at Burma Camp as a representative of the President.This was in reaction to comments raised by a section of the media and the public on the issue.

The comments centred on the validity of Dr Addo Kufuor's visit when he has not yet been vetted by Parliament and confirmed as the Minister of Defence. A release signed by Lieutenant Colonel E. Awuah, Deputy Director of Public Relations, said Dr Addo Kufuor was there as the president's representative.

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"We wish to state that Dr Addo Kufuor specifically told officials of the ministry and the commanders that he was in Burma Camp as a representative of the president," the release added.

According to the release, troops of the 64 Infantry Regiment were also made aware of the fact that Dr Addo Kufuor was not visiting in his own capacity but as a representative of the President.

Source: GNA
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