General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party and former Government Minister under the PPP, Clement Rohee, has distanced himself from his daughter’s questionable employment within a Media Monitoring Unit which was set up by the PPP government.
The unit allowed for its members to be paid with funds from the state-owned National Communications Network, although they never worked there.
Mr. Rohee responded to questions this morning on the recent audit report of the state-owned entity.
The report named Rohee’s daughter, Renata Rohee, as one of 35 persons who performed duties on instructions from the Office of the President and Kwame McKoy over a four-year period.
All of the persons were paid by NCN.
“I am not my daughter’s keeper. She is a grown woman,” he said.
He explained that his daughter, like anyone else, is free to apply for a job, whether in the public or private sector. The PPP GS further indicated that he never offered any recommendations for his daughter to be hired neither did he seek explanations from her.
The 35 persons were contracted to monitor the programing of television and radio programmes for content and providing report analysis for each day of the week on a 24 hour basis.
They were then expected to prepare a report on the dates monitored. Additionally some of the monitors were involved in the creation of fake social media profiles and used those profiles to attack critics of the former government.