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Those who attacked me are unemployed PhDs

The Deputy Communications Minister designate says the unfortunate attack on her shortly after she was nominated for the position was an attack on women.

According to Victoria Hammah, some of the attacks came from persons who had no work experience at all but suddenly appeared to have acquired a PHD and the expertise on political appointments.

She was responding to a question posed by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tonge and a member of the Parliaments Vetting Committee who said he was scandalized by the heavy dose of attacks especially on social media platforms against the nominee.

Hammah said her position was only to help drive the policy of Government and not to be at the fore front in terms of day-to-day operations at the Ministry.

She said her appointment as deputy minister was a clear show of confidence in women and in the youth, adding she represents those two constituencies which were supportive of the Mahama administration.

Answering a question on how she would fight cyber fraud in the country, Victoria Hammah told members of the Committee on Tuesday that the incidence of cyber fraud in Ghana has dire consequences on the country and the international community.

The deputy minister designate recounted how the internet was used proficiently to execute the September 11 terrorist attack on the US.

She told committee members she lived in a neighbourhood where the youth were heavily involved in cyber fraud and called for urgent attention to resolving the crisis.

She said even in the US which has robust security features and ICT infrastructure, terrorists still managed to break through the system to cause havoc.

“We must have global cooperation of all countries [to fight the Cyber fraud] because internet is borderless,” she intimated.

Victoria Hammah described as mischievous and uninformed criticisms against two TV shows she hosted before her nomination.

The Chocolate Factory which was aired on Multi TV and Hard Talk on TV3 were known to have discussed sexually explicit materials but the deputy Minister designate said her shows were not just about sex but about other significant issues about family values, anger management and suicides in Ghana.

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