ACCRA — EUGENE Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency has urged the public to disregard an impersonated press release statement meant to be and issued by him claiming that Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would no longer speak to issues on Ghana’s currency and economic issues.
Eugene Arhin debunked the purported press release as a “fake statement” on his Facebook wall.
“Kindly disregard this false statement. No such decision has been or will be made by the President of the Republic. Any statement from the Presidency can also be found on www.presidency.gov.gh”, he explained on Facebook.
The “fake statement” printed on a doctored letterhead from the Presidency and dated September 12, bears Eugene Arhin’s impersonated signature and directs that all queries on currency issues and the economy be forwarded to the offices of the Finance Minister or to the Senior Minister.
“The President has with a heavy heart and with immediate effect appointed Senior Minister Mr. Yaw Osafo Marfo (sic) to chair the meetings of the Economic Management Team.
“The President is hopeful that this measure will bring back investor confidence and shore up the deteriorating state of the economy.”
Meanwhile, there are mixed reactions to Eugene’s Facebook post, while some are claiming it is not fake, others argue it may be the machinations of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).