Thumbs Up- Ablakwa Commends Foreign Affairs Ministry

Thumbs Up- Ablakwa Commends Foreign Affairs Ministry

Hon. Okudjato Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, has commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their stance on the ongoing brouhaha between the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson and the Ghana Police Service.

The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mr. George Akuffo Dampare has asked the British High Commissioner to Ghana to stick to her work and avoid meddling with the work of the police service after the latter’s tweet on Oliver Barker’s re-arrest by the police.

The police statement signed by the IGP told the High Commissioner that, she got her information from a biased source or she was misinformed thereby, her unjustified tweet about Oliver’s arrest.

There have been a divided opinion after the IGP’s comment.

Some citizens believe he went too far in his response, while others are praising him for his boldness and the Swift response to the Commissioner.

However, the Foreign Affairs Ministry on June 1, 2022, released a statement on the issue.

The statement signed by the Minister, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botwey did not take a stance on the issue but rather, calling for calm as the Ministry addresses the issue amicably with both parties.

This, according to the Minority Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ablakwa deserves commendation.

He said the Minister has shown high sense of maturity in the statement thus, commending her and her outfit for the move.

But, the MP believe the IGP’s statement to the British High Commissioner was too harsh.

Hon. Ablakwa was speaking on Joy TV’s late evening program, PM Express, monitored by

He said, the IGP went overboard in his comment.


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