The presidency has served notice to deal with publishers, editors and distributors of the AfricaWatch magazine for a publication it deems “baseless, libellous, and scurrilous”.
A statement issued by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the presidency on July 1, 2019, said the attention of the Office of the President has been drawn a publication in the June 2019 edition of the magazine titled "The inside story of the Oslo scandal: Conspiracy to steal".
The statement said the contents of the publication impugn criminal conduct on the part of President Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway in government's attempts to purchase properties for its newly opened embassy in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
“The allegations in the publication are baseless, libellous, and scurrilous, and contain nothing but manufactured lies. We are aware of this magazine's notoriously established agenda of defaming the President through the deliberate publication of such false stories about him. The agenda will fail, as it has failed before.
“The publishers, editors and distributors of the publication will be dealt with in the appropriate forum.”