A Plus Calls Out Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Over UTV Attack Response
In a recent turn of events, A Plus has directed his criticisms towards the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, for what he perceives as a less than-objective response to the recent UTV studio attacks that occurred during the United Showbiz program.
A Plus has not minced his words in expressing his disapproval of the minister’s handling of the situation. He believes that Mr. Oppong Nkrumah needs to approach the issue with greater sensibility.
One of the aspects that particularly riled A Plus was certain portions of the ministry’s press statement. A Plus contends that the Information Minister has sidestepped directly condemning the UTV attack.
The final paragraph of the statement, which calls upon the media to promote national cohesion despite enduring attacks, has left A Plus in disbelief. He voiced his frustration, saying, “Oppong Nkrumah, your head is not pay-per-use! It’s free! Use it!! What is the meaning of the last paragraph? When you were the host of the super morning show on Joy FM, did you prioritize national cohesion?”
This incident has also raised concerns from the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), who expressed their profound disappointment in the Information Ministry’s response.
According to the GJA, the statement issued by the Ministry seemed to downplay the significance of the UTV incident compared to an earlier statement addressing an attack on Dagbon FM by an NDC member.
A comparative analysis of both statements by the Minister highlighted a stark contrast in tone and choice of words. This has led the GJA to question the Minister’s impartiality in addressing such issues.
The events in question took place on Saturday, October 7th, when a group of young men forcefully entered UTV’s studio during their prime-time entertainment show, ‘United Showbiz,’ causing disruptions and making threats to the host and her guests during a live broadcast.
In the aftermath of this incident, numerous Ghanaians and institutions have expplusressed their condemnation and called for the punishment of those responsible.