Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has said that the comment by the Minister of Foreign Affairs shows how politicians see people in the creatives industry.
Ms Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey on one of her campaign platforms took a swipe at John Dumelo, who is contesting to become a Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency saying parliament is for serious people.
She 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 Member of Parliament Lydia Alhassan the nod and rather vote for actor John Dumelo, they would always be at the movie theatre to watch movies.
But speaking to Accra base JoyNews, Lydia Forson said “They respect the power we have, they respect the influence, they respect how much they are able to use us for. So what happens is, every four years they will use us to get votes but then they don’t give us a seat at the table because they don’t respect us.
“They will come and call me Lydia Forson maybe to go and talk about social media because they think that is all you are worth but not to talk about policies or education. They don’t respect you,” she added.
Van Vicker, also an actor lashed out on the Minister on a social media post describing her comments as one that is capable of causing chaos.
Source: Ghana Waves