General News of Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Fifi Kwetey has said though the concerns raised by pressure group, OccupyGhana, over the state of the economy are legitimate and “makes sense,” the members and leaders of the group must declare where they stand politically.
“It is not possible for any group of people who are articulating an issue to speak gibberish. By all means, they will make some sense,” he stated
Speaking on the Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News, Fifi Kwetey said though the group is at liberty to criticize government, it should do so constructively and not based on their political affiliation.
Fifi Kwetey further asked the group to stop pretending and declare where they stand politically.
“They have the right to continue criticising, they have the right to push for institutions to be perfected, but what it is that I say they shouldn’t do is to deceive Ghanaians into thinking they are some mutual, independent analysts,” he said.
Describing members of OccupyGhana as hypocrites, Fifi Kwetey said: “Show your true colour when you have an agenda and stop pretending to be mutual.”
According to him, statements being made by persons such as Sydney Casley-Hayford on various platforms show that he is pushing an agenda that is purely “anti-government” and “anti-NDC”.
“My biggest worry is to continue a culture where people deceive the public into thinking something that they are not…,” he added.
This is not the first time the Minister has raised concerns over what he describes as OccupyGhana’s ‘hypocrisy.’
He earlier described the group as a bunch of hypocrites seeking to do the bidding of the political parties they represent.
OccupyGhana is a pressure group working to get the government to devise measures to improve the economy and standard of living.
They have staged mass protests and forums to compel government to meet their demands.