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Alan Kyremateng referred to Christ-like leadership - he never said Ghana should have a Christian leader

Feature Article Alan Kyremateng referred to Christ-like leadership - he never said Ghana should have a Christian leader
WED, 10 APR 2024 LISTEN

The falsehood spread by some of Ghana's mainstream media entities, to the effect that Hon. Alan John Kwadwo Kyremateng had said that Ghana must have a Christian leader, throws into focus the dearth of media professionals with a good command of English in our country.

I was thus not surprised to hear that a simple English phrase, 'a Christ-like leader', used by Hon. John Alan Kwadwo Kyremateng to stress the importance of voters electing an honest humble servant leader as president (someone 'Christ-like'), had been misconstrued to mean that he had said that Ghana should elect a Christian to lead it. Bullocks.

The truth of the matter, is that being an honest and principled politician, Hon. Alan John Kwadwo Kyremateng, knows, more than most of the members of our nation's political class that Ghana is a nation in which people of all faiths coexist peacefully, and a country in which no one is discriminated against for practising his or her religion. It is downright egregious misinformation and outright false news, for anyone to state that he has called for Ghana to have a Christian leader. Full stop.

In that light, the question that wise, patriotic and aspirational Ghanaians (who know how vital to Ghanaian democracy is the watchdog role - as the fourth pillar underpinning our democratic system of governance - played by responsible media entities), to ponder over is: Why do so many Ghanaian media professionals have such poor command of English, today, and to what should we ascribe the blame?

Whatever be the case, dear critical-reader, there is a world of difference between saying that a leader must be Christ-like, and saying that Ghana should have a Christian leader, ooooo, Ghanafuor. So, yes, Alan Kyremateng made reference to Chris-like leadership - but he never said (and has also never said anywhere else on the planet Earth, incidentally, for the record!) that Ghana should have a Christian leader. Full stop. Case closed.

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