The president of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has declined a challenge by Dr Poku Adusei, a deputy director-general at the Ghana Standards Authority, to debate national issues in a public forum.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Cudjoe stated that he would not indulge the likes of the Adusei because he had better use for his time.
According to him, Adusei's challenge is rather needless and of no use to the development of the country.
"I was with the president of the country together with very few think tank heads discussing the size of the government...that is the type of challenge I am ready to take up...not with clowns," he wrote.
Cudjoe's remarks came after Adusei attacked him on Facebook, calling the IMANI president a "psycho".
Adusei was angry after Cudjoe stated that his (Adusei's) position as the third deputy director-general at the standards authority was needless and represented a waste of national resources.
The deputy director-general fired back on Facebook, accusing Cudjoe of maligning people and running them down.
Describing, Cudjoe's belly as "Ananse-like", Adusei went on to challenge him to a public debate on national issues.
"Choose the forum and time, and I will put you to your level. Empty barrels make the most noise!" he wrote.
The post did not sit well with Cudjoe, prompting his Facebook criticism.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported Cudjoe as saying that the communications ministry does not think through its decisions
Reacting to the tax waiver offered by the Ghana Government to Chinese firm, Star Communication Network Technology, popularly known as StarTimes, Cudjoe said the deal exposed “another policy paralysis” by the ministry.
He went on to say that the tax waiver agreement was “unfortunate and a total disrespect for Ghanaian digital content”.
He said the ministry lacked competent planners, and called on parliament to investigate the controversial deal and to abrogate the tax waiver given to StarTimes
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