The managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jr has asked President John Dramani Mahama to sack his protocol officials for allowing the General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to wear a woman’s winter coat.
"What is the duty of the so called state protocol? if you go to a function in some part of this country; dependant on the way you wear your hat, you can cause a war…dressing is about making a statement also and that is why we employ some people, pay them, give them resources so that they may keep public officials fully abreast with this development so that they do not cause embarrassment. The President cannot travel without the assistance of the state protocol and they were there and they saw Asiedu Nketia moving out of his hotel room into the car all the way to the meeting in a woman’s coat and nobody said anything? Immediately some heads must roll in the department of the state protocol…” he intimated.
According to Kwesi Pratt, the Protocol officials should have been able to tell Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah that the winter coat he was wearing belonged to a woman.
General Mosquito as he is popularly called has been in the news for days now over a camel-coloured, fur-trimmed winter coat he wore during a visit to Germany with President John Dramani Mahama.
The winter coat according to some critics is feminine and should not have been worn by the only General in the NDC.
Meanwhile, General Mosquito has explained why he wore a woman’s winter coat in Germany. (http://elections.peacefmonline.com/pages/politics/201501/229858.php)
Kwesi Pratt speaking on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji said the issue must not be trivialised because people are paid to check everyone that moves with the President.
"Every day we get embarrassed because somebody does not do his work well. And they continue to be in office and embarrass us more...Next time it will not be a woman’s coat…so the blame is not on Asiedu Nketia because he is not an European…I will not blame him because he simply doesn’t know...he's never seen winter before. He doesn't know the difference between a women's coat and men's winter coat and children's winter coat and so on but somebody is paid to know so that Asiedu Nketiah may be advised so that his dressing does not become a distraction. How come those who are paid to do the job does not do their job” he fumed.
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