- Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has responded to Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng's comments
- The North Tongu MP has called for Mr. Ayisi-Boateng's removal from office
- Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa says Mr. Ayisi-Boateng's comments are unworthy of one who holds public office
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, has called for the dismissal of Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng, for publicly stating that he would give priority to members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) when considering new work recruits.
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Hon. Okudzeto, who's also a ranking member of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, stated that Mr. George Ayisi Boateng's comments were discriminatory, and that he [Mr. Ayisi-Boateng] should be dismissed from office because of them.
According to Hon. Okudzeto, Mr. Ayisi-Boateng's recent comments are unworthy of one who's been appointed to government, one who's duty is supposed to remain fair and unbiased regardless of one's political affiliations.
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The North Tongu legislator, who was speaking on Citi FM's Eyewitness News, stated that President Nana Akuffo Addo must take up the issue and dismiss Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa in light of his recent comments.
"Ideally, he should resign and apologize to Ghanaians, and to the President for betraying the trust that was reposed in him. He should be doing the honorable thing, but we know that in this our country, that does not happen quite often… The foreign minister, the president, must recall him with immediate effect," said Hon. Okudzeto.
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Mr. Goerge Ayisi-Boateng's comment were made over the weekend, during an address he made to members of the Tertiary Students Confederacy Network (TESCON) in the Ashanti Region. During his address, Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa stated that his first priority were to members of his party, the NPP, and that left up to him, members of TESCON would also be given priority.
“His comment is reprehensible, unacceptable and must be condemned by all of us. The constitution demands of all public officers to be fair, and treat all Ghanaians equally...." insisted the North Tongu MP.
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