The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for the dismissal of the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Campaign Coordinator of the John Mahama 2012 campaign, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, for his recent comments on the party’s Free Senior High School policy- relating it to the Melcom tragedy.
Mr. Ankrah is reported to have said on Joy Fm that the NPP’s free SHS education policy is a “one-legged kwashiorkor” campaign which is crumbling like the Melcom building because it has no substance.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the General Secretary of the main opposition party, the NPP, told Citi fm those comments are insensitive.
“It’s rather unfortunate that the NDC will be insensitive in a matter that has shocked the country to the marrow,” the NPP chief scribe said. “I think it is something that the President would have to sack him for making such insensitive statements.”
He added that the Deputy Minister is not fit to hold any position in government for making such statements and that he owes Ghanaians an apology.
“People have died, there are people who are still unaccounted for, the whole country is in mourning and shocked to the core. For him to describe our educational policy like that, he owes Ghanaians, the NPP and people who lost their lives an apology. He is not fit to be a minister or even be a part of this civilized society.
He must go,” Sir John said.