The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the way Ghanaians, especially journalists, are misusing social media.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen Monday, he said social media greatly influences the personality of people and can go a long way to destroy them at the end.
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His comments follow a Facebook post by Ghanaian controversial singer Kwame Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, who accused the GMA Director, Kwame Owusu, of allegedly blowing an amount of GHC10,652 on food in a meeting for 8 people.
“The way we are using social media to destroy good people may force individuals involved to fight back. The people viewing posts on Facebook are more than Ghana’s total population so the media should and Ghanaians should be careful how they publish an issue,” he said.
The GMA boss was said to have spent some amount on the renovation of his bungalow and another of the provision of food for some eight people.
The food was said to have been provided by Luxe Suites Hotel in Accra which is believed to be a hotel he owns.
The emergence of the said memo dated November 8, 2017, has received wide criticism over how over 10,000 of taxpayers’ money could be spent on food for eight people on a day with others raising the issues of conflict of interest against the Director-General Mr Kwame Owusu.
But a statement issued by the Authority Thursday night after a crisis meeting justified the expenditure but said there was “a misrepresentation of facts”.
According to the Authority, the leaked memo on which a pen had been used to write “for 8 participants” was doctored.