Politics Tue, 8 Mar 2016

NDC giving more credence to its 'incompetence' tag - Ocquaye Jnr

A member the Communications team of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not surprised about the publication of Ghana’s 59th anniversary brochures which contain a lot of grammatical errors.

According to Mike Ocquaye Jnr. the unpardonable gaffe is a true reflection of the “incompetence” of the government governing the country.

Organisers of the 59th Independence Celebration have been criticized for the grammatical, typographical and factual mistakes found in the official Independence brochure of Ghana.

After the colourful event Monday at the Black Star Square in Accra, social media was trending with the errors in the brochure, one of which referred to Uhuru Kenyata as the President of Ghana amongst other errors. It is not clear who was contracted to prepare the text and print the brochure.

Though Acting Director of the Information Services Department (ISD) has released two statements apologizing and taking responsibility for the errors, workers maintained the error-ridden brochures were not done by the staff of the department thus can’t be blamed.


But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Tuesday, Mike Ocquaye Jnr. said government is justifying the reason why it should be voted out of power.

He explained that, the action and inactions of the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) is giving more credence to its “incompetence” tag.

The NPP man alleged that, someone from the Communications Bureau of the Presidency took the responsibility to print the brochures – a duty he said the ISD has embarked on for the last five years.

“I understand why government will give such a contract to a person. It is just for ‘chobo’ in the create, loot and share business,” he stated.

Lawyer Mike Ocquaye Jnr. said heads must roll, and those responsible for the gaffe be punished to serve as a deterrent to others.

Source: adomonline.com