The Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency in the Central Region, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has rendered an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for using a wrong photo to depict sand winning as the cause of the tidal wave in Keta and other parts of the Volta Region.
Speaking on Joy News’ PM Express on Monday, November 15, 2021, Mr. Afenyo-Markin stated that the intention behind the image was not to mislead the public.
According to him, the source he got the picture from has since pulled it down.
“I render an unqualified apology… We reasonably relied on this picture in an article, the source has since pulled down and I apologize….it was not intended to mislead, if it was so, we wouldn’t have handed over all the documents,” he stated.
On Friday, 12th November 2021, there was a scuffle between South Dayi MP, Rockson Dafeamekpor, and Nhyiaeso MP, Stephen Amoah, over the authenticity of a picture used by the Majority side in a press statement on the current tidal waves disaster in parts of the Volta Region.
The confrontation by the Minority became heated after the authenticity of a picture used by the Majority side during the press conference was disputed by the Minority.
It was during the Minority side’s attempt to respond to the press conference that the two Members of Parliament nearly clashed in the heated scuffle.
Checks by InsiderGH.com reveals that the said picture originates from Free Town in Sierra Leone.