Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah Minister of Information has been revealed to be deliberately avoiding any media co-pairing with opposition communicators Felix Kwakye Ofosu and Sammy Gyamfi.
Sources who spoke to MyNewsGh.com revealed since appointment as Information Minister, the Minister has steered cleared of the two NDC sharp communicators.
Sammy Gyamfi and Felix Kwakye have proven to be hard-nut for government communicators, including Oppong Nkrumah’s former Deputy Pius Hadzide.
Sammy Gyamfi has also been embarrassing government communicators with his communication skills on Radio and TV.
Information Minister Oppong Nkrumah appears to also be avoiding a similar experience by avoiding the Kwakye Ofosu and Sammy Gyamfi on any radio or TV encounter in his work. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, sources say, prefers to be hosted alone without any other contender in the studio or the phone line.
The Information Minister reportedly enquires about any such arrangement of pairings before agreeing to engage in a “monologue” without any challenger to the facts he put out.
Profile of Oppong Nkrumah
Born April 5, 1982, Oppong Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician, Lawyer and Entrepreneur and former neutral Media personality hosting NewsFile on Multimedia. He is the Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency in the Eastern Region of Ghana and information Minister.
His family resided on the Ghana Secondary School (GHANASS) campus, where his mother used to teach also in Koforidua with his two brothers and a sister. Growing up to him, was quite tedious because he had a speech difficulty and this made him stammer and stutter for years. According to the minister, he found it difficult to articulate his thoughts and his friends would always laugh whenever he made efforts to speak. That destroyed his confidence but with time it all managed to go away.
Kojo is a graduate of Pope John SHS and Seminary, University of Cape Coast and the University of Ghana. In 2014, Kojo was awarded a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) at the GIMPA Faculty of Law after two years of studies. He was subsequently called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 2014.
Profile of Sammy Gyamfi
Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi is a young, smart lawyer and the communication officer of the largest opposition party in Ghana; the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He was born on 28th March, 1989. Sammy hails from Sunyani in the Bono Region of Ghana but spent almost all his life in Kumasi.
He had his university education at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he was very active in student politics. The outspoken politician and lawyer claims he was not politically conscious growing up but, he fell in love with politics during his first year at KNUST. Sammy Gyamfi was a Conti boy; an affiliate of the great Unity hall.
Sammy Gyamfi joined the NDC tertiary group Tertiary Education Institution Network of the NDC. Sammy won the hearts of many at TEIN-NDC KNUST, due to his smartness and in-depth knowledge in political communication.
Sammy Gyamfi was spokesperson and public relations officer (PRO) for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) between 2012-2016 and as the Communications Director of Ibrahim Mahama’s Exton Cubic Mining Group before his election as NDC Communications Boss.