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03.03.2009 Politics

Arthur Kennedy: I've never been fired

Arthur Kennedy: I've never been fired


Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy, the Chairperson for the Communications Committee of the New Patriotic Party in Election 2008, has denied media reports that he has been fired as the Communications Director of the party.

"I have never been the Communications Director of the NPP and cannot, therefore, be fired," he said.

A statement signed by Dr Kennedy said his position during the 2008 Campaign was that of a Chairperson for the Communications Committee. “With the end of the Campaign, the entire campaign committee was dissolved last month. Thus, nobody currently holds a campaign position."

It said the position of Director of Communications for the NPP was a constitutionally mandated position.

It said the appointment, which was done recently by the General Secretary of the NPP in consultation with other party leaders, should have been done in 2005.

The statement said while the appointment of a Communication Director did not come early enough to help the NPP in the 2008 campaign, it was a welcome development and "I wish Mr Kweku Kwarteng success in that position".

"Unfortunately, my purported dismissal, in the light of my contribution to the campaign perpetuates the false myth that our party does not value excellence," it added.

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