Sanitation Minister accepts intern’s apology; gives her box of chocolate

Intern Rahinatu Abdul Bach (L) apologised to the Minister in her office[/caption] A delegation from the Multimedia Group led by a senior editor at Adom FM, A.C Ohene, was on Wednesday, July 24 received by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, in her office. The delegation visited the Minister to formally render an apology to the Minister following a recent Adom FM publication that she snubbed an intern, Rahinatu Abdul Bach, when she attempted interviewing her. Mr. Ohene stated that the incident was quite unfortunate and an error on the part of Multimedia and Adom FM and wish to assure the Minister that utmost diligence and care would be observed to forestall any such occurrences in future. The Acting Chief Director, Joseph Obeng-Poku, explained that at the time that the Minister received the call, he was with her in a meeting and that the Minister sounded cool and collected. He expressed surprise that it would be reported that the Minister allegedly showed disrespect. This issue, according to the Acting Chief Director, was not about the lady being an intern, but rather about the due protocols being followed. On her part, Mrs Dapaah accepted the apology in good faith and indicated her preparedness to continue to work with journalists for the good of mother Ghana. Mr. Ohene reiterated that the Multimedia Group has learnt a lot of lessons from the unfortunate incident and would work hard to ensure a strict adherence to their time tested protocols. He indicated that an apology had already been placed on their websites, Adom FM online and Joy FM online. The intern indicated her admiration for the Minister and considers her as her role model and therefore regrets the incident, and accordingly rendered an unqualified apology to the Minister, who in return offered madam Rahinatu a box of chocolate. The Multimedia delegation included Mr. Nii Dowuona, a News Editor.

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