- A member of FIFA’s Normalization Committee set up to manage Ghana football, Kofi Duah Adonteng, insulted a journalist during a presser
- Mr. Duah Adonteng was angry the journalist questioned why he was late for a meeting
A journalist was branded “stupid” after he called out a member of the FIFA’s Normalization Committee set up to manage Ghana football.
The Committee held its second press conference since been instituted on Wednesday at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
However, the highlight of the event was the moment when a member of the committee, Lawyer Kofi Duah Adonteng, walked in almost an hour late, to the surprise of reporters.
Unhappy with the lateness of the lawyer, freelance journalist, Ekow Asmah, questioned why a member of the Committee would keep reporters waiting for such an important event.
However, Lawyer Duah Adonten, took exception to the question, describing the journalist’s concerns as ‘stupidity.'
“Have you asked me why and how [I was late]? I’m not interested in this stupidity,” Mr. Adonteng furiously replied Ekow Asmah.
Standing firm by his point, Ekow Asmah continued: “Punctuality is very important. As a member of the Normalization Committee, I expect that you set a very good example and this is a very bad example. The conduct is not befitting of a member that’s leading the transition to the new FA. I deem that he’s not fit to be on this Commission.”
Lawyer Duah Adonteng, then responded very harshly, saying “"You don't know what you are talking about..I am not interested in this stupidity.”
This comes after President Akufo-Addo took time off to warn all Ghanaian workers to desist from the habit of lateness.
Speaking at last year’s May Day celebration, the President said: “We arrive at work late and then spend the first hour in prayer, we become clock watchers and leave in the middle of critical work because it is the official closing time. Everything comes to a stop when it rains and we seem to expect the rest of the world also to stop.”
“We have no respect for the hours set aside for work. We pray, we eat, we visit during working hours. We spend hours chatting on the telephone… we take a week off for every funeral and then we wonder why we are not competitive.”
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