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19 July 2017

I personally invited Radio Gold – Mustapha Hamid

Mustapha Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has dispelled rumours that they deliberately did not invite pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) radio station, Radio Gold from the maiden Presidential media encounter at the Flagstaff House.

According to him, as the coordinator of the event, he personnel invited journalists from the Laterbiokorshie -based radio station.

Mustapha Hamid’s explanation comes after many questioned the exclusion of the pro-NDC radio station.

They could not fathom why under the administration of a President who championed media freedom would exclude a radio station seen to be anti-government.

But the Information Minister on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday said they can’t be blamed if journalists from Radio Gold were not present.

“It’s not true that we did not invite them, I ordered my deputy and personal assistant to call them. We spoke to a gentleman called Alfred; I personally spoke to him and gave him a special invitation to come to the event,” he stated.

Mustapha Hamid revealed that, later Alfred said he got the invitation late hence their inability to attend the event.

“Alfred later told me they could not attend because they received the invitation late so l apologize for that” he stressed.

Going forward, Mr. Hamid said they would ensure majority of media houses across the country are invited and given ample time to ask President Akufo-Addo questions.

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