The Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, is incensed with what he described as the deliberate misrepresentation of his comments in the media.

He said it is a calculated ploy by some politicians to use the media as a propaganda tool against him.

“Some politicians operate in the realm of madness to promote their selfish agenda,” he fumed in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday.

Mr Amoako-Attah was reacting to comments he made that government will use the yet-to-be approved E-levy to raise bonds for infrastructure.

The Roads Minister made the comment while answering questions on the floor of Parliament last week.

Last Friday, he said government looks forward to the immediate passage of the E-levy Bill to accelerate the country’s revenue collection drive.

“The government, in its wisdom, has proposed the passage of the E-levy to bring in more revenue to build the road infrastructure of our country for all of us,” he told the House.

But Mr Amoako-Attah said his comment was misinterpreted to attract public backlash.

He stated unequivocally that he never said the revenue that would be generated from E-levy will be used as collateral for a loan.

The Roads Minister used the opportunity to urge the media not to allow itself to be used by “mad politicians”.

“The media is a noble profession, and it must be made up of intelligent people; don’t allow any made politician whether NDC, NPP, CPP whatever to use you for their selfish gains,” he added.