Deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has rendered an expression of remorse to journalists who were denied the chance to test the President during his experience with the media.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as a major aspect of the occasions to celebrate his first year in office, facilitated chose writers from different media associations for an encounter.
Though two known journalists from the Tourism and Arts sectors, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo and Francis Doku were present at the Flagstaff House, none of them was given the opportunity to question the President on the state of the Arts.
However, Mr Oppong Nkrumah appologised to journalists who were not given the opportunity to engage the President.
“For every journalist who was there, who did not get an opportunity to ask a question which they deemed as very important, we are sincerely sorry but as you know that is the nature of press conferences. Not everybody in the room will get an opportunity to ask a question,” he explained.
“We are sorry you didn’t get the opportunity. We’d look forward to more suggestions on how to perhaps do it in a way that makes it more equitable or more satisfying to you,” the Deputy Information Minister added.