Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, has dismissed suggestions that the Finance Ministry organized a party to celebrate an economic “hat-trick”.
The Finance Ministry courted controversy when they organized a party to mark the successful Eurobond, the completion of the IMF-ECF programme and the appreciation of the Cedi, something they consider as an economic “hat-trick”.
The Sector Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, was spotted in various pictures circulated on social media holding a plate of waakye; a local delicacy. Other staff members were seen eating kenkey and fish.
Some critics wonder why this should be celebrated when the focus should be on other things. According to them, it was in bad taste and needless.
The Deputy Minister, speaking to the issue on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo’ said what the Finance Ministry organized was a staff durbar with a touch of promoting made in Ghana goods.
“It was a staff durbar; the only difference was that they were celebrating made in Ghana products, otherwise it’s nothing new. If it was a celebration, I would have spoken against it but it was not a celebration,” he said.
He, however, conceded that “management of communication around this durbar has been problematic”.
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