A Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, has admitted that his earlier assertion that his Ministry was unaware of the project to convert the Ghana Card into an e-passport was misreported.
In a statement issued on Friday, February 11, Mr Apratwum Sarpong, who is also the Member of Parliament for Asante Mampong, he said: “In fact in the course of the interview I did mention that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of the Project.”
Find the statement below:
Re: GHANA CARD NOW E-PASSPORT
My attention has been drawn to an interview I granted Akoma Fm on Thursday morning which seeks to claim I stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no knowledge of the Project to transform Ghana card to a travelling document or an e- passport.
For the records, at no stage of the interview did I say that.
Whoever is behind that story is being mischievous or can’t translate the twi language to good English .
In fact in the course of the interview I did mention that the ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of the Project .
This project however, was initiated and being managed by the office of the Vice President and not the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is therefore difficult for me to be the person to give better and further particulars. At best it’s the Veep’s office where the project managers are based.
At no point did I deny knowledge of the project.
I plead with those of you who have elected to go to town with inverted story to kindly locate and listen to the interview.
HON. KWAKU AMPRATWUM SARPONG
DEPUTY MINISTER, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION