I will expose Council of State lies - Informer

Group Picture Council Of State3 Some members of the Council of State

Tue, 30 May 2017 Source: mynewsgh.com

The Editor of Pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) newspaper, the Informer Andy Kankam has threatened to rip the Council of State apart and expose them for peddling what he described as falsehood.

He insists that there are attempts by the Council of State to compel the Minority side in Ghana’s Parliament to withdraw a petition at the U.S.A Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the infamous $2.25Billion bond issued by Ghana.

“They should not provoke me, because if they do I will expose them. Did they not meet with the some of the minority members yesterday at 11am”, he asked on Adom TV on Monday

He has promised to serialize their response to his article which suggested there were moves by the Council of State to compel the minority withdraw the petition in subsequent publications.

He was reported as saying that “Some members of The Council of State have met with some members of The Minority in Parliament on May 29, 2017 at The Council of State office, State House, Accra. At about 12:20pm, the said ‘special meeting’ was in session discussing some pressing issues”

The Council of State on Monday in a release signed by Peace A. P. Okantey (Mrs) who is Secretary to the Council of State however refuted the claims describing the publication as concocted.

Read their response below;


The attention of the Council of State has been drawn to a false publication on the front page of The Informer newspaper of Monday, May 29 – Tuesday, May 30, 2017, which subsequently became the subject of various media discussions on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Council of State wishes to state categorically and unequivocally that neither its Chairman Nana Otuo Siriboe II, nor any of its members has been approached by the Minister of Finance or the President of Ghana to negotiate with any group of people on the matter of the $2.25 billion bond transaction.

The Council is indeed scandalized that any media organisation can concoct a story to deceive the citizens of Ghana and to seek to tarnish the hard-won reputations of its members.

For emphasis, as at the time of reading the above-referenced publication, there had been no meeting between the Council of State and any minority group.

The Council wishes to counsel all who want careers in journalism to first educate/train themselves on the ethics and principles of journalism in order to be useful to themselves and to society.

Peace A. P. Okantey (Mrs)


Source: mynewsgh.com
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