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General News of Thursday, 10 March 2016


Parliament summons Omane Boamah over brochure gaffe

Parliament has asked the Communications Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, to appear before it next week over the error-ridden 59th Independence Day anniversary brochure that embarrassed the country.

Graphic Online understands that some Parliamentarians are angry at the development and want the Minister to explain what happened.

The error-ridden brochure was characterised by incomprehensible grammatical expressions, poor spelling and a host of other inaccuracies. It has provoked outrage and condemnation among a section of the public.

Among the many mistakes in the brochure was the description of Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the President of Ghana.

Expressions such as, "The innovated partnership is being concretised in many areas of economic trajectory, particularly trade...", "...rainbow at the end of the tunnel...", " if by divine-designed..." and "Ghana has attained low-income status in the world...", have also been described as ambiguous or false by some observers.

The fallout from the disaster has led to removal of Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur as Acting Director of the Information Services Department (ISD).

A statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah, also indicated that the Ministry of Communications has assumed responsibility for the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau.

This was made known in a statement issued and signed by the Communications Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah.