Founder and CEO of 3Music Awards, Sadiq Abdulai Abu has labelled the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, as either being a ‘liar or clueless’.
He took to his Facebook page to react to the Minister’s 2020 budget reading on Wednesday, November 13, which listed the creative arts industry as one of the NPP government’s achievements since assuming office in 2017.
And according to Sadiq, it’s a blatant lie; it is either the minister lied or he has no clue about the creative arts sector. He further revealed that the minister refused to make budget allocations for the sector ‘because he [Ken Ofori-Atta] insists that the organisation doesn’t exist’.
Sadiq labelled the statement as ‘deceptive communication’ and made a call on Ghanaians to further ‘scrutinise the budget statement well because it is possible the minister lied about other things too.
His post reads; “It’s either Ken Ofori-Attah is a liar or he is simply clueless. As a finance minister, he is yet to make allocations in fact refused to make funds available to a unit under the tourism ministry for fear of being cited for causing financial loss to the state. Why? Because that organisation doesn’t exist.
In this country, laws back the establishment of state organisations. The same laws mandate other state organisations to officially interact and correspond with these legally established organisations. So his actions relative to not making funds available to this unit is in order.
What’s interesting to note is that, today and after declining to correspond to a “yet to be” established organisation, you announced to the whole world that it’s one of your achievements in 32 months. What kind of deceptive communication is that? Guys scrutinise the budget statement well. Ken Ofori Attah is a liar. It’s likely he lied about other areas too. #LiarsBrigade.”