A Ghanaian female deputy minister has been dismissed by the country’s President John Dramani Mahama after she allegedly said she will not quit politics until she makes at least one million dollars.
Deputy Minister of Communication, Victoria Hammah, (pictured above) was sacked today, a day after she was heard in a leaked tape to radio stations saying she would not quit politics until she’s rich.
The voice purported to be that of Victoria Hammah is heard telling a female companion
“I will not quit politics until I make one million dollars. If you have money then you can control people.” She also criticized another minister, the deputy minister of gender, children and social protection, Rachel Appoh, in the leaked tape. She said “it was useless for the deputy minister to fight Nana Lithur whose husband is friends with former President Jerry Rawlings and was President Mahama’s lawyer during the 2012 election challenge. She cannot boast of 100,000 Ghana cedis or 100,000 dollars.
The Ghanaian government released a statement today announcing her dismissal, but didn’t give any reason for the sack. That’s how politics works in Ghana. She was sacked for what she intended to do and not what she’s done already.