Embattled Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah says he has observed that there is a deliberate attempt by Media General’s TV3 to make the NPP government unpopular.
The NPP MP has come under huge bashing by the public after the media station reported that the MP has asked Ghanaians who do not want to pay the 1.75 e-levy to stop using Mobile Money (MoMo).
“I will tell you something, I have always been saying that the MoMo tax is not a compulsory tax, you only pay when you use it. If you don’t use it you don’t pay so for me, there is no way any other procedure for making payments is going to equal MoMo,” the former Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry is reported to have said in interview with a reporter of TV3.
But responding to the news item and the public criticisms, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah observed that he cannot fathom why the media station twisted what he said if its not a deliberate ploy to make the government look bad in the eyes of Ghanaians.
According to the MP, it also appears the media outlet wants to use this means to gag some members of the government. He therefore urged members of the NPP not to kowtow to these machinations by some of these media outlets but must come out to explain government policies to the public.
“What I have realized is that the TV station wants to try all means to make NPP look unpopular. They want to gag some of us especially me. But me personally its impossible to gag me. I will take this opportunity to beg my colleagues in NPP, we don’t speak and everyone is quiet because of what is happening. Everyone is afraid. I beg you, let’s talk,” the MP for Tema West appealed.