General News of Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Mahama’s special forum is unnecessary - Atik Mohammed

To mark the first anniversary of the John Mahama Administration, government is holding a special forum "in line with government’s commitment to deepen transparency and accountability”.

The forum which is being held at the Accra International Conference Centre, is being attended by the press and interested Ghanaians and would be addressed by key government ministers.

Deputy Minister of Information, Felix Ofosu Kwakye in an interview indicated that the forum is to expose and re-echo the achievements of the Mahama-led administration.

However, Policy Analyst of the People’s National Convention (PNC) says there is no need for the current administration to blow their horns. Atik Mohammed says whether or not they have achieved anything is for Ghanaians to tell.

Contributing to a panel discussion on the first edition of ‘Kokrokoo’ in 2014, Atik Mohammed said: “If you think you have worked that hard, let Ghanaians be the judges; you don’t need to organize a public forum and tell them what you have achieved. Ghanaians are discerning…and so it is unnecessary to organize a public forum. You can’t substitute the expectation of Ghanaians with a public forum and media briefings.”