The acting Director of Communications for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Adomako Baafi, has warned elders of the party who have been making unguarded statements which he said is hurting the party to desist from further public comments.
According to him, such statements become a weapon for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to use against the government and the party.
The warning follows comments made by the former Director of School Feeding Programme Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor that he wept when he visited Free SHS Students at school.
Dr Amoako Tuffuor admitted that the free Senior High School (SHS) is fraught with numerous challenges and the earlier government addresses them better for it.
“Like school feeding and all that. I once visited a school and witnessed it; there was this young lady I met. At the time, I noticed, she has eaten all her food, licked her plate leaving no grain. She didn’t eat her egg on the food either. As I stood to see what see what she was going to do with it, she put her egg in the mouth and brought it out again and put it in her pocket. So I went to her and said, ‘you didn’t eat your egg’. And the reply she gave me was, that is my dinner. At that moment, I wept, ”he said.
But speaking on Oman FM’s political analysis Programme “Boiling Point” Yaw Adomako Baafi popularly known as lawyer expressed disappointment in Dr. Amoako Tuffuor who is a leading member of the party elder for making those comments.
He said his statement is now being used by the likes of Kofi Adams, National Organizer of the NDC to criticize government.
“His statement is now a reference point by members of the opposition National Democratic Congress,” he said.
According to him, he had made several calls to Dr. Amoako Tuffuor to speak to him on his statement, but he had not responded yet.
“I have called him to listen to him first but he didn’t respond to my calls,” he claimed.
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