-DYMOG has sent a petition to President Akufo-Addo for the removal of SA High Commissioner, George Ayisi Boateng
-This follows a recent statement by Mr Ayisi Boateng which has been deemed
A pressure group, the Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to sack Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng.
This follows Mr Ayisi Boateng's recent comments that he prioritises the needs of his party's supporters over other Ghanaians.
Addressing members of TESCON, the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) student wing, the SA High Commissioner had stated that his main priority is party supporters when it comes to providing jobs.
His comment, deemed irresponsible and divisive, has angered sections of Ghanaians including the Minority in Parliament who have called for his removal from office.
DYMOG has taken action on the matter and sent an official petition to the Office of the President for him to act.
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In Wednesday's petition received by the Chief of Staff, the group said:
“Your Excellency, it is at the back ground of the above mentioned reasons that we are invoking your powers under chapter 8 of the 1992 constitution to relief Mr. George Ayisi Boateng of his post with immediate effect. To be very emphatic we demand of the above mentioned relief within five working days” .
“DYMOG is very confident that, the removal of Mr. Ayisi Boateng will whittle the growing public perception of Ghanaians on the insensitivity of government to issues of social cohesion, marginalization, vigilantism, political recklessness, shared prosperity and narrowing equal opportunity for all”, the petition added.
Below is the full petition:
1st November, 2017.
The Executive President
Republic of Ghana
The Chief of Staff
Dear President Nana Akufo Addo,
PETITION FOR THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF GHANA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
The Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG), the voice and conscience of the Ghanaian Youth write to your high office with reference to the above subject. DYMOG wants to officially draw your attention to highly disastrous comments made by Mr. George Ayisi Boating on the 28th of October, 2017 at a public function in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
It is with unreserved shock that we heard of these deeply divisive, discriminatory and nation wrecking remarks come from Ghana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa- Mr. George Ayisi Boateng which has since gone viral in our public space.
In our opinion , these comments made by Mr. George Ayisi Boateng come with two grave repercussions for our Political, Social and Economic Integration as a people;
1. The comments are in sharp contravention of the cardinal essence, spirit and vision of the 1992 constitution. Vivid reference to Article 1 (1) states “The Sovereignty of the Ghana resides in the people of Ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in the constitution”. It is important to firmly establish that the Constitution is vehemently anchored on the corridors of Nationalism and National Integration and not partisanship!
2. These reckless comments does not only seek to introduce partisanship into National Governance, but have the potency resurrect and deepen other social, political and economic variables that encourage stereotypes, prejudice, marginalization and inequality. Hence the comments by the appointee in question contravene Article 17 (2) of the 1992 constitution-”A person shall not be discriminated against on the ground of gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, creed or social or economic status”.
Your Excellency, it is at the back ground of the above mentioned reasons that we are invoking your powers under chapter 8 of the 1992 constitution to relief Mr. George Ayisi Boateng of his post with immediate effect. To be very emphatic we demand of the above mentioned relief within five working days.
DYMOG is very confident that, the removal of Mr. Ayisi Boateng will whittle the growing public perception of Ghanaians on the insensitivity of government to issues of social cohesion, marginalization, vigilantism, political recklessness, shared prosperity and narrowing equal opportunity for all.
We count on your usual cooperation and look forward for a prompt response to our petition.
Please indicate in writing, the receipt of this petition.
Speaker of Parliament
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