It was wrong for Australian High Commissioner to complain about filth on social media

Some members of the general public criticised the Sanitation Minister for cleaning of the surroundings of the Australian High Commission after the High Commissioner complained about it.

His comment comes after the public condemned him for sending people to clean the area around the Australian High Commission to Ghana a day after the High Commissioner put up photos on Twitter complaining of the filth in the area.

Subsequently, members of the general public criticised him and some demanded the immediate dismissal of the Minister over his incompetence. Some accused him of doing the bidding of the diplomat.


But the Minister denied it saying “really it’s not the High Commissioner who is telling us what to do. We have a programme, it’s just that we’ve not really done enough good job in keeping up with what we’re supposed to do. But we have mechanisms, we have people deployed to these places, so we appreciate the concern of the High Commissioner.”

“But we think that he should have contacted us in the Ministry or contacted the Chief Executive of the AMA, to understand our side of the story to really make sure that the right people are there to do what they ought to do. Going on social media doesn’t really address this matter from a government to government point of view. I think on that note, he’s not done well, nonetheless we’ve had the results,” he added.


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