November 30, 2018
Member of Parliament for Wa Central Dr. Rashid Pelpuo has taken a swipe at the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. Catherine Ablema Afeku.

According to the Wa Central lawmaker, the Tourism Arts and Culture Minister was telling lies and took him out of contest when she quoted him as saying “if they youths are not getting jobs they should go and cut grass and sale”.

“When the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are falling they want to hold on to any straw, and stand that is what is happening, I was speaking on a private radio station base in Accra and I was asked how people can get job in the private sector”.

He pointed out that he said if you are a youth and youth who want employment and there is a need for your environment you can take advantage of the need in your environment.

“Because I did not say if there is a car rental in your area you should go and take it rent and you would get money, because I use the basics of examples of sealing of stones anyone who is not intelligent would buy into those things”.

As to whether his words were not harsh, he responded in an interview that it is not because he said where you are the raw material around you take advantage of it and create job for yourself.

Again I gave an example that if in the city you need to fly, you can set up an aircraft industry, you can fly people to and from, you can go to the high level and low level of those not having that high capital level.

“I gave a wide range of examples, but I do not understand why people are only catching in on the fact that I said people should go and carry stone and sell grass” he lamented.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/