Astute Jackie Ankrah, a Ghanaian broadcaster, has revealed that she was fired from GTV for criticizing Kufour’s government.
The broadcaster and singer opened up about her layoff at GTV in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Asaase 99.5 Accra’s Between Hours show.
“I was invited to sit in for a newspaper review on the GTV Breakfast Show, and because the panelists didn’t turn up, I saw the opportunity to showcase my journalism skills that day, and I blasted the government left, right, and center,” Ankrah recalled in an interview on the Between Hours Show of Asaase 99.5 Accra.
“I got home and got a phone call, ‘please don’t come back; they said we should sack you’… bye, bye,” she told the show host Naa Ashokor.
According to Jackie Ankrah, the then-president, John Kufor, liked her personality and suspects that some people close to her triggered her dismissal.
“I think if people put you in positions of authority, you owe them, you ought to be accountable, and you must listen to the people,” Ankrah said.