A Government spokesperson Mr Kofi Tontoh has identified errors in how American rapper Meek Mill was handled by officials at the Presidency regarding the music video that he shot at the seat of government of Ghana.
Mr Tontoh said officials must admit that an error was made in how the whole situation was handled.
“Last week, I saw some pictures, I was taken aback when I saw pictures of Meek Mill, not him being at Jubilee House perse, but his dressing, his attire. I was taken aback a little bit.
“I felt, why wasn’t he dressed up properly especially if he is getting the opportunity to go an see the president? Perhaps someone could have given him a nice caftan, that was where the first issue started….
“If an error is made it is ok for us to admit that there is an error. I think at that point, someone should have taken control and say, ‘let us take the pictures and then let us give it to him’.
“So, for example, he was wearing a white top and some short, so you could still take the pictures and crop just the relevant parts and put it out. So for me, that was an error, protocol-wise that could have been corrected,” he said on TV3 Tuesday January 10.
Tontoh however doubted if there was an intent on the part of the rapper to embarrass Ghanaians and the President.
“Nevertheless, I think we have to look at the intent. Was there really an intent to embarrass or disrespect Ghanaians and the President? I don’t think there was a genuine intent to do something wrong. I think there was some degree of lapse when this transpired that could have been handled better,” he said.