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General News of Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Heads must roll over brochure gaffe – Lawyer

A legal scholar, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, is calling for the firing of those who superintended over the error-ridden Event Brochure for Ghana’s 59th Independence Day Parade.

The Event Brochure, which outlined the programme of the 59th Independence Day Parade at the Black Starr Square as well as gave some historical facts about Ghana, named Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta as the ‘President of the Republic of Ghana’ among other blunders.

The Information Services Department (ISD), author of the brochure, has apologised to President John Mahama and Ghanaians for embarrassing them over the grammatical errors and "misrepresentations".

According to the acting director of the ISD, Francis Kwarteng Arthur, his outfit accepts “responsibility and wishes to unreservedly apologise for the development."

However, the legal brain believes an apology is not enough.

“Francis Kwarteng Arthur's checkered but interesting apology is not concretized in the proper regretful trajectory. Anything short of firing will put the country in a low socio-economic status near the equator!” Prof. Asare said in a Facebook post.

Government is yet to make any official pronouncement over the issue.