Minister of Education Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said that he’s not arrogant as a lot of people perceive him.
He revealed that he’s a very humble man by nature but when an issue concerns him or it’s dear to his heart, he speaks his mind without fear.
And this nature is what makes people think he’s arrogant whiles he’s not.
“Kwame in Ghana when you are bold, confident and speak your mind without recourse to intimidation, people see you as an arrogant person. I have heard people say I am arrogant. If you speak your mind people say you are arrogant. People pay others to go on radio and accuse me of being arrogant but it is typical of Ghanaians”, he revealed on Kumasi-based Pure Fm monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
According to him, anything is possible in politics as one’s political opponents can deliberately paint him or her black to suit what they think of him.
Asked by host Kwame Adinkrah if he is bothered for being tagged arrogant, he responded “I am not bothered at all” adding “I have even been accused of being impotent because of politics”
Assessing himself, he revealed that he is rather a very humble person who has learnt under the tutelage of experienced lawmakers like Frederick Opare-Ansah and Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
“I humbled myself and they thought me what I never knew. I never missed parliament as a first timer and they took me through parliamentary proceedings. I asked questions when I came across an issue I had little or no knowledge about. I have never been a chairman or ranking member of any committee in parliament but I learnt a lot from these two people”, he revealed.