The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond lacks capacity to speak for government.
The MP in a video, justified that the military deployed to the Volta region, a strong hold of the opposition National Democratic Congress is to prevent foreigners from registering in the upcoming compilation voters’ register.
His comments has, however, infuriated natives of the region and the opposition party who are demanding apology and retraction.
But Oppong Nkrumah has said the Member of Parliament does not speak for government.
“I think we need to be clear on something, if government wants to put out a position, there are a number of government functionaries who put out that position, His Excellency the President himself may speak, these are matters of military deployment so either the defence minister or his deputies will put it up, or the Ministry of Information may put it up for government”, he explained.
“Additionally, let’s say you may have the press secretary at the office of the president who may put it out. These are the categories of government spokespersons. I think we have to be very very careful about, for example hearing from a Member of Parliament who is not a member of government expressing suspicions about what he guesses is the reason for a particular exercise,” be cautioned.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020