Posted: Friday 23rd May 2014 at 13:37 pm

Re: Nana Addo Sets Up Alan…Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor Was Not Sacked For Financial Misappropriation


It has come to the attention of the office of Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor, former Executive Chairman of the Ghana School Feeding Programme and the brain behind the all-time successful programme, that some media houses who in the spirit of proper journalism and an obligation to feed the general public with credible and factual information have resorted to petty journalism in their quest to massage truth and curve history for the purposes of destroying the hard-earned reputation of Dr. Amoako Tuffuor.

The Al-Hajj newspaper in a publication on Thursday May 22nd, 2014 titled Akufo-Addo sets up Alan described Dr. Amoako Tuffuour in a very demeaning manner for the purpose of thwarting the minds of people even in the face of available truth and an unhidden public knowledge.

The story which was subsequently reproduced on GhanaWeb and many other online news portals claimed Dr Tuffuor ‘ was booted out of office as national coordinator of the school feeding program by former president Kufuor for alleged financial misappropriation’. We however bring to the knowledge of the good people of Ghana that no apparent reason was given for the dismissal of Dr. Tuffuor and thus such claims by Al-Hajj is another attempt by a newspaper known for its incredibility and deep-rooted in the corridors of government to run down able-men charting a good course of projecting Nana Akufo Addo to come salvage the economic woes of Ghanaians by winning the next general elections.

We state further, that Dr. Amoako in a not too long ago won a whopping GHC 130,000 against the state, by an Accra High Court decision on 28th May, 2012, for that unpopular decision by the then President to sack him. The state however, has not even been able to pay the debt spearheading to close to GHC200, 000 with accumulated interest. All these public information was available for proper cross-checking but a newspaper who has no time for proper research nor writing standardised stories with the guiding principles of journalistic etiquettes unsurprisingly decided to burry truth and flag falsehood.

Henceforth, we challenge the Al-Hajj newspaper to provide any evidence of misappropriation of funds or forever remain silent and refrain from its unguarded vitriolic attacks on hard-working citizens who have contributed voluntarily and selflessly in many respect with aim of building mother Ghana.

Signed….

OPOKU NTI ERNEST

Media Relations Officer

Office of Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuour

0243023123

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