The Minister-designate for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has been commended by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, for the efficient manner he has managed to streamline government’s communication effectively.
While acknowledging that Mr Oppong Nkrumah’s job as spokesperson for the government is a tough one, Mr Iddrisu did not fail to give the Information Minister-designate the thumbs up.
He passed the comments at Parliament’s Appointments Committee sitting last week Thursday February 18, 2021, when Mr Oppong Nkrumah appeared before the Committee to be vetted as Minister-designate for Information.
Issues at vetting
The nominee, who is also the MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, provided answers to several questions posed by members on the committee.
He called for an increased support for the media in the country, emphasising that the media play a critical role in the country’s democratic dispensation, hence must be assisted to go about their activities in a free and independent manner.
Mr Nkrumah also proposed the drafting of a legislation against the advocacy of LGBT activities. He said, given the current advocacy around the legalisation of homosexuality in the country, the country needs to consider passing a law that bans the promotion of the act.
In his concluding remarks, the Tamale South MP praised the Information Minister-designate for “communicating well”.
“Generally, I will acknowledge that you are communicating well; it is just that it is difficult. So I wish you well as you prepare and we will see what you are able to do,” he said.