- President John Mahama has blamed the errors in the Independence Day brochure to what he calls the “printer’s devil”
- According to the president Kenya president did not even notice the mistakes in the brochure
- President Mahama opined that in all the event was a successful one
President John Dramani Mahama has publicly admitted that the errors in the 59th Independence Day anniversary brochure were unfortunate, but that not withstanding the event was a success.
He attributed the errors in the brochure to what he calls the “printer’s devil” which could have been easily avoided.
Speaking to TV3 Monday, the President said even though the matter has become a major issue in Ghana, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has not made a big deal of it.
“We actually went through the brochure, he (Uhuru Kenyatta) didn’t show that he had noticed those mistakes, those mistakes are unfortunate and they were avoidable, it shouldn’t have happened” he stated.
“The anniversary was very well organized. I want to commend the national planning committee for choreographing the event very well. I’m sure that Ghanaians watched it live and everybody was proud of what they saw. Indeed I got a call from the President Kenyatta after he got back home and he expressed how much he enjoyed the parade. He particularly liked the Gold Coast Police,” President Mahama noted.
Mahama however, opined that in future “we must cover every hole so we don’t suffer such an embarrassment again”.
The Ghanaian government has been ridiculed for distributing over 3,000 brochures at the parade on 6th March 2016, which captured the name of the guest of honour, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta as the President of Ghana.
There were other grammatical and typographical errors in the brochure.