General News Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Don't invite journalists if you have no time for them - Asiedu Nketia to Akufo-Addo

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed disappointment at questions posed to the President at the just ended Encounter with the media.

According to him, questions asked by the media had no bearing on issues bothering the Ghanaian citizen.

He made this statement yesterday on Accra FM during an interview with Jerry Forson.

“They promised Ghanaians they are not going to increase fuel for a very longtime, but recently we heard an increment in fuel. These are the issues we were expecting you to raise when you met with the President”, he said.

During proceedings at the encounter with the media, the Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid asked journalists gathered at the Flagstaff House to avoid long preambles because the President had a meeting to attend.

This according to Asiedu Nketia indicates that the President was not ready to engage the media.

“Why didn’t he postpone the encounter with the media if he knew he had a meeting? This alone shows that the President has no time for Ghanaians”, he lamented

He further stated that the media could have generated three questions from that incident alone.

President Akufo- Addo is recalled to have said his appointees are not corrupt when he was asked a question relating to allegations bedeviling his government.

However, General Mosquito has expressed disappointment at the President’s response.

He said “there were contradictions in Akufo-Addo’s statement. He said current office holders are likely to be investigated and prosecuted by the Special Prosecutor if a case is made up against them as past office holders. He again stated that his appointees are not corrupt. Who is Martin Amidu going to prosecute then?”

According to him, this shows that the Special Prosecutor has been appointed to investigate and prosecute only the past office holders in the John Mahama administration.

He further stated that the President would be known by Ghanaians as someone who supports corruption if he continues to back his appointees over corrupt allegations leveled against them.

Source: The Publisher
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