The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah urge Ghanaians to disregard the news circulating on Peace FM Online with the headline; “Pay Your Road Tolls and We’ll Fix the Roads- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Tells Ghanaians”.
He informed the public on his Twitter on, May 11, 2021. He termed the news as fake and must not be taken seriously by Ghanaians, as he disassociated himself from making such statements.
Peace FM Online has published a news which suggests that, the Information Minister replied the Fix the Country Campaigners by saying, they should pay their tolls. After they fulfilled such obligations, the Government will go ahead to construct all the roads, they demanded government to fix on the social media platforms. Follow the page for more news.
This kinds of publications have been viewed by many as an agenda to fuel the ongoing agitations among the youth. It could be another disaster on social media, where people will be attacking the Minister, if like he did not inform Ghanaians earlier on his page.
In the view of some people who reacted to his post, they advised he take action against the media platform, others also have their diverse opinions. Ghanaians are waiting to see the decision the Minister will take in the coming days.
Ghana still needs to improve in the fight against fake news across all platforms in the country. Only God knows how many fake news are circulating across the country, and the number of people who got the opportunity to defend themselves or tell their side of the story. If you stop spreading fake news from today, and encourage others to do so, the problem will be a thing of the past. Follow the page for more credible news.