The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Hannah Tetteh, has responded to critics who accused her of failing to do due diligence before accepting two US Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana, by retorting that her full-time job does not allow her to devote ‘more than a few hours a week’ to the affairs of the Foreign Ministry.
‘My full-time job is Tweeting,’ Ms Tetteh lashed back, ‘and nobody can accuse me of being negligent on Twitter. That’s my main job and that’s where my priorities lie.’
Leading members of Occupy Ghana confirmed the truthfulness of Hannah Tetteh’s statement, saying that the minister ‘lost no time in taking to Twitter to caustically taunt us for low turnout at our demonstration two years ago.’
Diplomats at the American Embassy speaking on condition of anonymity have also informed our correspondents that they are still smarting from the prompt onslaught of Twitter from the Foreign Minister that forced them to quickly remove a Tweet critical of President Mahama.
Unsurprisingly, Hannah Tetteh’s announcement that Tweeting is her full-time job was made on… well, Twitter!
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