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Video: Don't blame us for indece brochure errors - ISD workers

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Workers of the Information Services Department (ISD) have denied culpability in the error-ridden Independence Day brochure.

They have questioned the decision of the acting director, Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur to accept responsibility for something they did not do and go ahead to apologise for it.

The error-ridden brochure, which was distributed during Ghana's 59th Independence Day celebration at the Black Star Square in Accra on Sunday was characterised by incomprehensible grammatical expressions, poor spellings and a host of other inaccuracies. It has provoked outrage and condemnation among a section of the public.

Among the many mistakes in the brochure was the description of Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the President of Ghana.

Expressions such as, "The innovated partnership is being concretised in many areas of economic trajectory , particularly trade...", "...rainbow at the end of the tunnel...", "...as if by divine-designed..." and "Ghana is a low-income country in the world...", have also been described as ambiguous or false by some observers.

On Monday, the ISD in a statement signed by the acting director, Mr Kwarteng Arthyr accepted blame for the mistake.


But in a response some of the workers have denied that the ISD was responsible.

They claim that the imprints of the brochure indicates the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau was responsible for it and wondered why the ISD was being blame for it.

On Monday evening, the head of operations at the ISD, Jemima Nancy Asare for instance wrote on Facebook that the ISD had not done anything.

She intimated that the imprints on the brochure did not show that the ISD printed it.

Check Madam Jemima Nancy AsareĀ“s facebook post below

Jemima Nancy Asare writes. ...."What really did Information Services Department do? Somebody, talk to me. In ISD are...

Posted by Ohemeng Tawiah on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Source: Graphic.com.gh