Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, has apologized for the image he used representing sanding winning activities in Keta, Volta Region.
He rendered the apology on JoyNews’ PM Express to Evans Mensah. He said,
“I sincerely apologise for relying on this [picture]…I render an unqualified apology. We reasonably relied on this picture in an article, the source has since pulled down and I apologise and it was not intended to mislead, if it was so, we wouldn’t have handed over all the documents,”
This comes after the Deputy Majority Leader exhibited a picture of some heavy-duty trucks supposedly loading sand off the shores of Keta in the Volta Region at a press briefing on the Keta tidal waves.
However, Nelson-Rockson Dafeamekpor, a Member of Parliament for the South Dayi seat, questioned Mr Afenyo-Markin, claiming that the picture he painted had nothing to do with Keta, which turned out to be correct.
According to a research by GhanaFact, the picture originates from Sierra Leone and was taken in 2013.