Former National Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as unpardonable the communication gaffes by Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga.
Anthony Abaryifa Karbo said the latest blunder by someone who is the president’s mouthpiece has plunged government into a credibility crisis.
The initial name change of the Flagstaff House to Jubilee Flagstaff House has turned out to be a typographical error – according to government.
Mahama Ayariga who had earlier confirmed the name change said he was misinformed by some colleagues at the presidency hence takes full responsibility for his actions.
This is not the first time the Information Minister has been engrossed in such a situation and many including members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) are calling for his dismissal.
But Anthony Karbo on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, said Mahama Ayariga should be reshuffled because "he is not cut for the job".
"I am not sure Ayariga is cut for this job. When he went to the Education Ministry he performed exceptionally well but when he came to the Information Ministry, he has been goofing all the time" he stated.
Anthony Karbo said Mahama Ayariga if left unpunished will be suicidal to the survival of the Mahama-led government.
According to him, Ghanaians will take any information from the presidency with a pinch of salt if the he [Ayariga]is kept at post.
The NPP youth activist intimated that Ayariga’s gaffe is nothing but over-zealousness just to prove to President Mahama that he is in charge of government communication.
Anthony Karbo urged government to take action in order to rectify the situation and to salvage the little credibility it has left.