*RE: DISTRIBUTION OF CONTAMINATED POULTRY PRODUCTS FROM BRAZIL AS BEEN AIRED BY MYJOYNEWS & HOMEBASE TV; A PROPAGANDA MISCHIEF.*
It has come to the notice of the Parrot Communications of a fictitious and mudslinging viral news item that has been captured by my joynews via their twitter account and a speculative discussion of an NDC SPONSORED TV PROGRAM on Homebase TV been hosted by the NDC CONSTITUENCY CHAIRMAN for Ayawaso and his panelist Julius Debrah of PowerFm ( NDC Communicator) on Thursday, 13th February,2020.
The news item sought to speculate the inclusive participation of the Food and Drugs Authority and H.E. the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the distribution of these alleged contaminated poultry products into the country from the Ports. Our checks and investigations from the appropriate quarters prove that these assertions are not only preposterous but a marchevillian tactic to smear propaganda and tarnish the integrity of H.E. The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the Food and Drugs authority respectively , thereby rendering the government unpopular.
Three out of four containers of Seal numbers 113999, 113311, 111772 were imported by Perez Frozen Food Limited and Perfect Gold Enterprise containing poultry products. These three containers were cleared wholesome and fit for human consumption from the ports by all the attendant inspection agencies namely the veterinary department, CEPS, Food and Drugs Authority after passing through the due diligent inspections of the health certificates (see attached) ,sampling analysis and proper documentations in April, 2019 . The Director of the veterinary department at the Ports, Dr. Emmanuel Bonah , 11 months thereafter has indicated the receipt of an alert from the Embassy of Brazil declaring these four containers contaminated and unfit for consumption.
This alert by the Embassy of Brazil to the Veterinary Department per our checks has not gotten to the attention of the Food and Drugs authority and the office of the National Security, as a clear sabotage of the process and not a procedural defect by the FDA as been alleged. There are no known cases of the contaminated poultry products recorded and no negligence of duty on the part of the FDA.
We call on all well meaning Ghanaians and affiliate agencies to disregard these concocted stories and self serving propaganda as it is a calculated attempt to undermine the good work of H.E. the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in sanitizing the systems and processes at the Ports and Harbours and also improve the smooth and proper transaction of Goods and services at the Ports and Harbours. With regards to the fulfilment of the paperless system at the ports as was promised in the NPP manifesto, the Nana Addo government continues to be committed to do more for the good people of Ghana.