- A presidential staffer, Napaga Tia Sulemana came under heavy criticism when a joke she made about unemployed graduate became serious on social media.
-She was attacked with many others calling her for resignation
- However, the Executive Direcotor of the Press Foundation, Listowell Yesu Bukarson says she did nothing wrong and rubbished her calls for resignation
The Executive Director of The Press Foundation, Listowell Yesu Bukarson, has stated that calls by some Ghanaians for the resignation of a presidential staffer, Napaga Tia Sulemana are hypocritical.
According to Listowell, Napaga did nothing wrong by speaking the truth about unemployed gradate therefore she would not heed the many calls on her to resign.
Napaga Tia Sulemana came under intense pressure to resign following a social media joke that went bad.
In the post which she made on her Facebook wall , the presidential staffer indicated that she would not tolerate the situation where people chase her at events with Cvs seeking employment.
She wrote: “Those of you who usually meet me at events and immediately want to submit your CV for employment, this nonsense should end in 2017.”
Even though she meant it to be a joke, some Ghanaians took offense and concluded that she was indirectly mocking those who have no jobs.
Even some NPP youth also accused her of turning her back on them after they worked tirelessly to see the party return to power again
Consequently, the post went viral with many calling for her resignation from office
But the Executive Director of The Press Foundation, TPF, Listowell Yesu Bukarson believes that those calling for her to be sanctioned are only being hypocritical, stated a mynewsgh.com report.
“I think the young lady, even though has apologized stated the obvious; which serious unemployed person will storm events and programmes grounds to present a CV for a job,” he queried.
“If you are serious for a job, you will package your CV, book appointment where need be, go to the appropriate offices, submit same, make a case for why you need XYZ job at an interview where available and then take it from there” Mr. Bukarson said.
He also wondered why Ghanaians expect that the best way to deal with a presidential staffer is to sack him or her from office.
“In any case why do we think that the punishment for a slip by any government official is resignation,” he asked.
Bukarson further cautioned that if this is the kind of precedence Ghanaians want to set, they would end up asking the President himself to resign office one day.
He further advised the embittered presidential staffer to ignore those “meaningless calls” and focus on her responsibilities in office.
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