Actress, Yvonne Okyere has taken a very strong-position regarding the Independence Day
brochure debacle that brought international ridicule and embarrassment to the country.
Speaking on Ghana’s number one entertainment and lifestyle show, Celebrity Fanzone last
Saturday on Viasat1, the actress cum lawyer suggested that the error-ridden Independence Days’
brochure was a reflection of the true state of affairs in Ghana. She commented that better brochure designers should have been used for such an important event.
“Nobody takes responsibility in this country. Nobody is ever held accountable in this country.
The ISD director detected the errors quite early and could have taken the necessary steps to fix
but he didn’t,” she stated.
During the week, pressure group, Occupy Ghana also joined in the fight to ensure that public
officials are held accountable for their actions.
They demanded answers to a series of questions, notably;
Was the PPA’s approval obtained, and if so, may we have a copy of any letter to that effect? Was
a contract entered into with the company with the winning bid, and if so, may we have a copy of
the signed contract?
Yvonne’s call for accountability is not only restricted to the “brochure saga” as she disclosed
during the show that, she had initiated a legal action against KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for an
alleged discrimination by KLM’s cabin crew member which took place on 15th February 2015.
We celebrated International Women’s Day few days ago and it is encouraging to see that young
African women are standing up for their rights and also getting involved in the developmental
discourse of this country.
You can watch a repeat broadcast of Celebrity Fanzone on Viasat1 Ghana, Wednesday at
Source: Gideon Sarpong I Twitter: @gideonsarpong