Pulse.com.gh logo

NPP Government I speak for Akufo-Addo; not Arhin - Mustapha Hamid

He said Mr Arhin qualifies to speak on certain matters but he [Arhin] seeks clearance with him first but communicating with the media.

  • Published:
Mustapha Hamid play

Mustapha Hamid

Minister of Information Dr Mustapha Hamid has clarified that he doubles as President Akufo-Addo's spokesman and not the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin.

READ MORE: Mahama appeals to NDC: ‘don’t insult Rawlings'

He said Mr Arhin qualifies to speak on certain matters but he [Arhin] seeks clearance with him first but communicating with the media.

“I am the Minister for Information and presidential spokesperson. I speak for the government and the President," he told Ghanaweb. “Eugene Arhin is Director of Communication (at the Presidency) but of course there are matters on which he also qualifies to speak, but before he speaks, he clears them with me.”

He further clarified that “even ministers, deputy ministers, they clear. It depends on the strategy of the Minister for Information. There are questions that you ask me, I will call the Minister of Health and say ‘look, I want you to be the one to speak’ and he speaks.”

READ MORE: Mahama cautions public against fake Facebook accounts in his name

The minister's comments come after multiple criticisms of the chaotic nature of government communication unit.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Remorse "I'm sorry" - Kweku Baako apologises over Anas/BBC collaboration...bullet
2 2018 Budget Review Cedi performing better under Akufo-Addo than under...bullet
3 Politics I’m very happy NDC lost 2016 elections – Nana Konadubullet
4 Our Money Adwoa Safo requests for $8500 from ‘broke’ NHIAbullet
5 Double Salary Saga Dr. Ayine sues IGP and Controller and...bullet
6 Legal Challenge Injunction filed to stop Akufo-Addo from...bullet
7 Blame Game Nana Addo made a mistake with free SHS - Franklin...bullet
8 Budget Review We have cleared GHS 6 billion debt inherited...bullet
9 Opulence Freddie Blay paid each delegate GHS 1,500 - NPP...bullet
10 Replacement Akufo-Addo to name new EC Chairperson this...bullet

Top Videos

1 Anas Aremeyaw Anas clashes with Kennedy Agyapong at radio stationbullet
2 Condolences Alban Bagbin eulogises Amissah-Arthurbullet
3 Anas Exposé Kennedy Agyapong attacks Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsubullet
4 Greedy Bastards NDC infiltrated by self-seeking opportunists – Mahamabullet
5 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
6 Condolences Mahama Ayariga mourns Amissah-Arthurbullet
7 Political News Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in again as acting...bullet
8 Video Ex-president John Mahama preaches at Assemblies of...bullet
9 State Owned Vehicles Kusi Boafo exposes Mahama’s dealsbullet
10 Politics EC from DR Congo seek electoral advice from...bullet