30 January 2017

We Shouldn’t Have Babies With Sharp Teeth – Otiko Djaba Jabs Okudzeto


Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisa Djaba indirectly jabbed Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa during her vetting before the Parliamentary Appointments Commitee.

During her vetting on Monday, the North Tongu MP sought from the minister-designate she intends strategising to “sanitize” Ghana’s media.

Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa asked the Minister-designate to outline before the Committee how she would ensure that the media is perhaps checked and not allowed to blow things out of proportion.

In reply, Madam Afisah-Djaba answered that she would ensure there will not be any “babies with sharp teeth” in the media fraternity.

We shouldn’t have babies with sharp teeth,” she replied.

The nominee’s reponse was however followed up by a question from the Chairman of the Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu, who asked her to either explain the meaning of her answer or rephrase it.

Explaining her response, Otiko Djaba stated emphatically that she meant “we must expunge the babies with sharp teeth” but the Chairman however impressed upon her to describe those babies with sharp teeth.

The Gender Minister-designate thereupon indicated that she would ensure the use of insults and intemperate language from the media is halted.


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