Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante

The Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante has described as “baseless” claims that he has sold off the Accra Arts Centre.

According to the statement released from the Office of the President, an audio recording has been circulating on social media in which an unidentified woman is heard making allegations that she had facilitated a meeting between Bediatuo and some chiefs.

“I wish to put on record that I have never met this unnamed, unidentified woman or the elders and the chiefs she claims she brought to meet with me.

“She does not state the date of the meeting, the place where the meeting took place and the names of the elders and chiefs who accompanied her to the alleged meeting. That is because the so-called meeting never took place, or at least not with me,” he stated.

With respect to the substance of the “malicious” allegation, Mr Asante denied having “any conversation with anyone about the sale of the Arts Centre” as he “has no authority to engage in such conversations”, adding, “I am not aware that the Arts Centre has been sold or that there are any plans to sell it”.

He, therefore, entreated the general public to disregard the audio recording and treat it with the “utter contempt it deserves”.