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I have a lot of respect for the creative industry- Foreign Affairs Minister

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey has responded to critics for took her on for some comments she made on one of her campaign platforms.

One of the campaign platforms, Ms Ayorkor-Botchwey, taking a swipe at John Dumelo, who is running to be a Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency said “Parliament is a very serious business, it’s a serious place. The place is not for those who think they can heal the sick. No! No! No! No! No! Do not let that happen. It is a serious place.”

She also said if the constituents fail to give the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan the nod and rather vote for John Dumelo, they will always be watching movies.

“If you mistakenly vote for John Dumelo instead of Lydia Alhassan, you’ll always be watching movies at the movie theatre,” she added.

This made a lot of people in the sector furious saying they felt their intelligence being insulted by her comments including Van Vicker.

Most of the creatives said she could have stated John Dumelo’s weakness without robbing in his profession.

But, Ms Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey has responded to the critics in statement saying she had a lot of respect for the industry and that her comments was targeted at John Dumelo and not the entire industry.

Here is the Minister’s statement:

Source: Ghana Waves

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