- Former Deputy Minister revealed the reason why he resigned from office
- This follows news from the Presidency that it received the former appointees resignation letter
- The former appointee made offensive ethnocentric comments in the media last week
Former Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. William Quiatoo, has comment following his recent resignation from office after making certain ethnocentric comments against people from northern Ghana.
In what is probably a first for Ghanaian politics, a Deputy Minister has been forced to resign over ethnocentric comments made about a specific ethnic group. Hon. William Quaitoo, in a text message to friends, stated that he had tendered his resignation in order to avoid further "disaffection" for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Thank you all for your kind words. In addition to the sincere apology, I resigned to bring peace among all those who were offended and to save the President and the entire party from further rancour and disaffection. The party is bigger than any individual member. I pray for a better future for all of us. Good night,” wrote the embattled former appointee.
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Last week, during an interview with Starr News, the former Deputy Minister made comments to the effect that people from norther Ghana are liars, and tend to employ fraudulent ways and means to receive money from government.
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Hon. Quaitoo's comments were swiftly condemned by Ghanaians far and wide, with Minority members - especially those from the north - clamoring for his resignation, or outright dismissal from office by President Nana Akufo Addo.
In a move that seemed to surprise everyone but seems to have please many going on social media reactions, Hon. William Quaitoo tendered his resignation to President Nana Akufo Addo on Tuesday evening, August 29th, 2017.
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