- Embattled High Commissioner to South Africa has rendered an unqualified apology
- His apology comes after days of refusing to apologize and publicly reiterating his stance on the matter
- His statement was sign and dated November 1st, 2017
Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng, Ghana's High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, has finally rendered an apology for making high partisan comments during an address to TESCON members over the last weekend.
After days of stubborn refusal, Ghana's High Commissioner to South Africa finally retracted his comments that were largely considered divisive and undeserving of his office, and rendered an unqualified apology to the Presidency, and the Ghanaian people.
In his apology, which was contained in a written statement signed by the diplomat and dated November 1st, 2017, Mr. Ayisi-Boateng expresses that after "sober reflection", He has now seen the error of his earlier comments. He added that he is aware that the comments he made during his TESCON address were undeserving of one occupying the office his currently holds.
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Read Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng's apology below:
I have upon sober reflection, decided to retract the comments I made during my interaction with some Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.I have realised that my statement is unfortunate and at variance with the letter and spirit of the Ghanaian constitution and the dignified office of High Commissioner that I occupy.
I am aware that as the representative of Ghana to South Africa, I have a responsibility to protect the interest of all Ghanaians within my jurisdiction and to grant them equal access to opportunities that are presented, irrespective of their political affiliation.
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I regret the effect of my speech delivered to the young party members which has generated public outcry.I therefore wish to retract my comments and render an unqualified apology to the presidency and all Ghanaians.
Mr. Ayisi-Boateng's apology comes in the wake of reports of him being summoned to the Flagstaff House by the president due to his comments.
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