General News of Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Minister designate for Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful says she’s turned on a new leaf in relation to her utterances, assuring that she’ll be more measured in her choice of words in her public engagements.
According to her, she’s come to the realization that she needs to pipe down, adding that she’s been a restrained person for more than a year now.
The lawyer cum politician is known to be ascerbic in her public discussion especially on radio and televison, vehemently defending her party (New Patriotic Party) and also launching scathing attacks on her political opponents.
She’s a strong woman who stands by her conviction.
At her vetting Wednesday morning in Parliament House, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu asked the nominee to give an assurance that she’s a changed person saying “are we assured of an emergence of a new Ursula…a diplomatic Ursula who’ll be guided by the tongue.”
In her response, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful promised to show the public the “born again” person that she is as she goes to occupy public office as a minister.
“I think that Ursula is very much in evidence and has been for a while, at least I have had comments in that direction in the last couple of years. I think that depending on where you find yourself you should be able to adapt to changing circustances. An illustration is that you dont always have to drive in 5th gear. You need to crank up and crank down depending on the circumstances. But I must thank the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre for opening my eyes to some of the dangers we unwittingly lead ourselves to with our actions and utterances, and tells me to step back and tone down a bit…pause a bit more before jumping into the fray. Mr Chairman I think you have to commend me on that. I think you’re seeing the improved Ursula and there will be a lot more of that in evidence, thank you.”