Well known as composer of some of Ghana’s long-lasting highlife songs of all time, it is no news to the ordinary Ghanaian that KK Fosu speaks what he thinks is the truth regardless of controversies that may come up. Adding his opinion on the latest government officials’ (ministers) reshuffling saga, KK disclosed that Madam Catherine Afeku, former Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, failed at the helm of office because of mischievous people that surrounded her.
In a close discussion interview on Kasapa 102.5 FM’s Entertainment show with Eddie Ray, KK hinted that instead of the people who were beneath her status and having more experience in the arts and culture sector to have helped her run things smoothly, they did nothing but backstab her leading to her reshuffle, pointing blame at her past deputy ministers, who were saved from the reshuffle.
“Okraku knows much about this industry than Madam Catherine. Okraku knows much about the music industry. Socrates also knows much about the movie industry. If not because of backstabbing, why would they have to sack Madam Catherine and leave her deputies? They need to sack all of them. If you want to reshuffle, reshuffle them all,” said KK Fosu.
Madam Catherine Afeku now serves in the capacity as Minister of State at the office of the President following February 28, ministerial reshuffling by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The ace highlife musician also made a comment on the calibre of people surrounding the sitting president, of which he described them as ‘a hungry bunch of people’. He said, “As for the president, he is the president for all but are his advisers not sensible enough to think of our next generation and to implement policies and structures so they won’t have to go through same challenges we are going through today than their stomach? They are a hungry bunch of people.”
KK ended by admonishing stakeholders with interest in the industry to stay true to the country and also picture in mind how the industry and Ghana will be when 100 years old.
By: Larry Adams