The Minister of Information has received harsh criticism for a statement he made over the weekend from Ghanaian musician and entertainment pundit A Plus.
A Plus has asked the ministerial appointee to make use of some common sense in dealing with the recent incident at the UTV studio at United Showbiz.
“The Ministry wishes to encourage the media, especially broadcast media show hosts and panelists, to do their utmost to help promote national cohesion even as they exercise their fundamental freedoms,’’ the last paragraph of Oppong’s statement read.
The musician, who appears enraged by the minister’s remarks, observes that Mr. Oppong Nkrumah has refrained from directly denouncing the attack on the UTV.
Speaking in an interview on Joy Prime, monitored by 1Family Radio, A Plus quizzed Oppong on the rationale behind the last paragraph of his statement and how it helps promote national cohesion.
“Oppong Nkrumah, your head is not pay-per-use! It’s free! Use it!,’’ A Plus fumed.
“What is the meaning of the last paragraph? When you were the host of the super morning show on Joy FM, did you know national cohesion?’’ He quizzed.