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Kojo Oppong Nkrumah not resigning as Information Minister: Deputy Information Minister Pius Hadzide clarifies

December 29, 2020
Pius Hadzide denies reports on Kojo Oppong Nkrumah's resignation as Information Minister
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, has addressed recent reports suggesting the resignation of from his position as Information Minister, asserting that the news has been misconstrued.

The confusion arose after certain news portals circulated information stating that Mr Oppong Nkrumah bid farewell to his staff during a mini-durbar at the Ministry, marking the end of 2020. Allegedly, he wished the staff well under the new Minister who would succeed him.

Contrary to these reports, Mr. Hadzide clarified the situation during an interview on 's Super Morning Show, emphasizing that Kojo Oppong Nkrumah's speech was misunderstood.

Providing further clarification, Mr Hadzide explained that the Minister had informed the staff during the routine end-of-year meeting that it was the last staff durbar for the year and the last under the first term of the -led administration.

Mr. Hadzide stated, “Relative to that announcement, I think it's misconstrued reportage.

When the Minister met with the staff at the normal end-of-year get-together, he informed them that this was our last staff durbar for the year and it would be his last staff durbar as Minister for the first term of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration.”

He emphasized that the Minister's comments were factually correct as, by the 6th of January, the Ministers' tenure would have ended.

Mr Hadzide believes that due to Oppong Nkrumah's performance in the previous term, he may be maintained as Information Minister in the next Akufo-Addo administration.

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