Ghanaians in SA ‘accept’ Ayisi-Boateng’s apology but…

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Ghanaians in South Africa say they have accepted the apology by Mr George Ayisi-Boateng following his partisan comments.

The Association of Ghanaian Citizens in South Africa says although it believes Mr Ayisi-Boateng may subconsciously prioritise members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in his dealings, they are ready to meet with him on the way forward.

Initially, the Association expressed concern over the comments, fearing non-NPP members will not be treated fairly.

However, Chairman of the Association, Mr Ellis Ayayee, is hoping the Association can reach a compromise on how members can receive a fair treatment.

Mr Ayisi-Boateng came under public criticism after declaring that he will prioritise members of the NPP in his dealings because they are the reason he got the job.

He made the statement during an interaction with members of the tertiary education wing of the NPP, Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON), in Kumasi last week.

The comments were condemned as undiplomatic, and calls for him to step down are unrelenting despite his public apology.

The Minority in Parliament maintains it wants Ayisi-Boateng to resign over  his “shameful utterances.”

The opposition lawmakers in a statement Thursday said the top diplomat has demonstrated by his actions that he lacks the right temperament to represent Ghanaians in a foreign country.

Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, described as unacceptable, Mr Ayisi-Boateng’s posture after the comment.

Mr Ayisi-Boateng remains at post.

 

SOURCE: MyJoyOnline

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