- Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah has told off a Multimedia intern, refusing to grant the young lady an interview
- The intern wanted to get the ministry’s reaction to reports, persons caught littering are ordered to pick up the litter or sweep streets
- But the minister did not understand why a media house will assign an intern to interview her and refused to speak to the young lady
Ghana’s Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, could not hide her disgust and disappointment when Multimedia Group assigned an intern to interview her.
Madam Cecilia told off the intern, saying , her request for an interview is disrespectful.
“Who gave you the permission to call me to speak to me directly like that?’ she sternly told Rahinatu Abdul Bach who is also a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
“You don’t respect…please go off,” she spoke in Twi before dropping the line.
Narrating the incident, editor of Adomfmonline.com, Samuel Dowuona said the incident took place on July 12, 2019, when Rahinatu Abdul Bach had been directed to interview the minster.
Mr. Dowuono explained that the intern wanted to get the ministry’s reaction to reports, persons caught littering are ordered to pick up the litter or sweep streets.
The Adom FM editor later spoke to the Sanitation Minister over the incident. She asked that the radio station shows respect to her office by not sending interns to interview the minister.
“You don’t let an intern call a minister, an elderly person like me? Please respect the office even if you don’t respect me as a human being”
“How do you allow an intern to call your minister, Ah.”
Rahinatu Abdul Bach is interning to improve her chances of finding a job in the media industry after school.
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