Founder of ‘The New Force’ Nana Asare Bediako says the reason he settled on a Belgian as spokesperson was because no Ghanaian was bold enough to take up the challenge.
He disclosed that the team had difficulty finding Ghanaians willing to serve as spokespersons because all those confronted declined out of fear.
Speaking in an interview with TV3, he said that before the ‘New Force’ was established, he had been speaking with people to take up the job as spokesperson, but they were afraid.
”We tried so many people to be the spokesperson; they were all scared. There were all Ghanaians, but they did not want to use their faces.”
Shalimar Abbiusi, who was deported to her native Belgium in a move sparking accusations of forgery, offered to help the New Force after he had met her at Mepe, where he had gone to donate relief items to victims of the dam spillage.
He said he met her through Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the MP for North Tongu.
He stated that after they met, the deported Belgian offered to assist and asked what she could do, and she was told to be the spokesperson, so ”she volunteered”.