The minority in parliament, comprised of NDC MPs have said they will be rejecting the nomination of some people by the president for ministerial positions, among them is the information minster designate, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
They allege he wasn’t able to nail the vetting and the answers he provided didn’t satisfy them. But obviously, there is more to this than the flimsy excuse the minority gave to reject KON who has been praised by many as intelligent, able and apt in communications.
Journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has opened the lid on the real reason the NDC MPs are basing their decision on.
In a comment, Manasseh wrote that his own search has revealed that, the rejection of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has something to do with the ownership of a TV station, MX24 TV, which they allege he has a share in.
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“I think we should ask the minority to make their reasons public. I was shocked at the results so I tried to find out more from some members of the Committee.
They say they have more information on his financial company’s dealings, which Kojo was not forthright when they asked him. They also say Kojo’s answer that he would not know when MX24 was issued a license to operate the television network because he wasn’t a shareholder was not forthright. They claim their search shows that Kojo’s brother is a shareholder and Kojo’s wife is a director of the company that runs MX24.
They also claim Kojo’s wife is the general manager of MX24 and the company was registered in 2017 so Kojo cannot feign ignorance about when it was given the license to operate. So we should interrogate these claims as journalists. If they are false, then the minority should rescind their decisions. But if the minister did not make full disclosures after taking an oath, we should be worried.”