I didn't call Ghanaians witches for criticising Akufo-Addo gov't - Ursula Owusu

I didn't call Ghanaians witches for criticising Akufo-Addo gov't - Ursula Owusu
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim
Date: 23-10-2019 Time: 10:10:10:am

The Communications Minister has dismissed reports that she called critics of the Akufo-Addo government witches. 

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who is also the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West said she never called anyone names for complaining about the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

According to her, she merely touted the NPP government’s achievements as “remarkable and tangible and asserted that only blind propagandists would feign ignorance of these visible achievements which were obvious and had touched every home in this country.”

The MP claims she urged the youth to boldly respond to propagandists with the truth and to itemise the strides made by the NPP government in the past two and half years, just as the vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia recently did during the NABCO anniversary celebrations.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said she never instructed the youth to shut complainants down as the news article purportedly suggested.

“We take serious exception to this false story which has received wide circulation, readership, and subsequent publication from other media houses and demand a retraction and apology,” a statement from the Minister’s office said. 

Her Office also urges the public to disregard these false media reports and treat them with the contempt they deserve.

“Mrs Owusu-Ekuful respects the right of all Ghanaians to have their own opinions about any issue though she may not agree with it,” it added.