Dr. Prempeh Never Queued At American Embass
It is emerging that the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh did not queue at the American Embassy in Accra on July 5, 2019 when he went there for visa renewal.
Contrary to report which quoted Mr. Kwasi Pratt Jnr. on Peace Fm last Friday, Dr. Prempeh got to Embassy at 8am and was ushered in and was offered a fast track visa renewal service.
Mr. Pratt Jnr. had claimed on Peace Fm last Friday that an elderly person had sent him an SMS that Ghana’s Education Minister was in a queue at the Embassy.
A highly placed source closer to minister said that there was no such incident at the Embassy.
According to the source, the minister did not spend any much time at the Embassy for his visa to be renewed.
Mr. Pratt Jnr, who is the Managing Editor of The Insight newspaper, was very livid after receiving the said message.
He said: “I have received a text message from one big elderly man in Ghana, informing me of he seeing the Minister of Education queuing for a visa at US Embassy.”
“I am so angry, I can’t help myself. I mean how, are we that inferior to the extent our ministers cannot be accorded simple ordinary courtesies accorded to any minister anywhere in the world. What is this?…. so angry, so angry,” he told Kwame Sefa Kayi.
But the source closer to minister said that at no time was the minister disrespected.
The source said the US Embassy had always accorded the Minister of Education the needed courtesies anytime he goes there for traveling purposes.