I Don’t Speak For Rlg – Kweku Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako Jr says he is not the Spokesperson for local IT giant rlg. “I don’t speak for rlg”, Kweku Baako told XYZ Breakfast Show Host Moro Awudu on Friday June 28, 2013. His disclaimer comes on the heels of a publication by the Herald Newspaper on Monday June 24, headlined ‘Kweku Baako Gets Top rlg Job…slaps NPP’s K.T. Hammond and Afenyo Markins over rejection of free boreholes’. The paper claimed Mr. Baako “has landed himself a lucrative job, as an unofficial Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ghana’s first mobile telecommunication assembling company, rlg, owned by Roland Agambire”. It made reference to the Pundit’s defence of the IT giant’s free borehole offer made to all 275 Legislators of Ghana’s Parliament, which attracted an avalanche of criticism, suspicion and cynicism from some Minority Members of Parliament, including Adansi Asokwa’s K. T. Hammond and colleague MP Dan Afenyo Markins. The MPs suspect the free borehole offer was veiled bribery meant to influence the MPs. Rlg is under investigations over recent media reports which revealed the local IT Company breached a contract with its beneficiaries under the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) programme. A Committee of Parliament is also probing one of rlg’s sister companies, Asongtaba Cottage Industries of the AGAMS Group owned by Roland Agambire. Kweku Baako’s defence of the company in relation to bribery allegations is what got the Herald Newspaper to christen him as the “unofficial Public Relations Officer” of rlg. Mr. Baako however says he plays no such role for rlg.