The Office of the Vice President has demanded that the media house, Multimedia Group, retract and remove quotes attributed to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and contained in his story about some 2.1 million jobs created by the current administration and alleged unemployment during the was. of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The office in a response issued and signed by Dr. Gideon Boako, also wants the media house to apologize for misquoting and misrepresenting the Vice President.
The statement pointed out that the demand that is made in Multimedia is to guarantee that people who have not had access to the full address of the Vice President are not deceived.
Multimedia subsidiaries myjoyonline.com and Joy News reported that the vice president claimed in a speech at Kwahu Mpraeso that the nuclear plant had created some 2.1 million jobs and cited him to support the report. But the Vice President’s Office says he didn’t say “There’s work everywhere these days,” and therefore he wants a retraction, a removal and an apology.
Read the full statement below:
The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a quote in a news report from myjoyonline.com titled: “We have created 2.1 million jobs unlike the NDC that created unemployment – Dr. Bawumia” which was published on Saturday, April 7, 2023.
The story quoted Dr. Bawumia as saying, “During the NDC administration, there were no jobs, they created unemployment instead of employment, BUT THESE DAYS THERE ARE JOBS EVERYWHERE.”
The Vice President’s Office wishes to put on record that parts of the quote were fabricated, as nowhere in the Vice President’s Mpraeso speech did he say, “There are jobs everywhere these days,” as reported by myjoyonline.com and shared by its handles. social networks.
The Bureau finds it odd that comments he did not utter were included in the story and attributed to him in a direct quote.
The misrepresentation is still highlighted on some multimedia social media platforms like Joy News.
We have been forced to set the record straight, as many unsuspecting readers may not have the benefit of the full address of the Vice President’s speech. We ask that a media house the likes of Joyfm retract and remove the fabricated quotes and apologize for what can only be described as unprofessional conduct by some of their employees who were involved in this fabrication.