Hopeson Adorye, a prominent member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has revealed why his wife, Empress Gifty was appointed the ambassador for National Security’s terrorism awareness campaign.
Mr. Hopeson in an interview on Accra-based UTV on why his wife was chosen supported the designation of individuals as Anti-Terrorism Ambassadors.
According to him, those who apply for the position do so as citizens, not spectators, and hence do not get compensation for the role they are playing in ensuring Ghana’s safety.
The Ghanaian government was chastised for naming Gifty Adorye as an ambassador in the government’s “see something, say something” awareness program.
Gifty Adorye, according to many, was unfit for the ambassadorial position in terms of terrorism and hence did not deserve it.
According to Hopeson Adorye;
“The people who have put themselves up for this role are not taking monies for it. On the day the program was launched, my wife’s name was the 19th name mentioned. There are personalities like Kwame Sefa Kayi, Kwasi Pratt, Kwaku Baako, NanaAma Mcbrown, Nana Aba Anamoah, and Omanhene Kwabena Asante.
They are over twenty and their role is that we looked out for people who are in the media and can reach out to a lot of people. Even people who are on social media and have a lot of followers and can reach out to people.
It’s not only Gifty, they are more than five people. I think they are over thirty but few of them have been active and are working. Kofi Kinaata has produced a song for the program. We made them understand that it’s voluntary work and we told them to use their following to inform people,” he said.