Pokua Sawyerr joins calls for Ayisi-Boateng’s dismissal
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East and former Deputy Central Regional Minister, Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr has added her voice to calls for the President, terminate the appointment Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng.
In an interview on Accra-based Peace FM, the MP insisted that the High Commissioner ought to be dismissed from his post because he has not demonstrated commitment to the cause of every Ghanaian.
“Appointees and Ministers who speak divisively should be shown the exit from government’ Hon Queenstar Pokuah Sawyerr argued.
According to her, if the President, Nana Akuffo Addo relieves Mr. Ayisi Boateng, it would serve as deterrent for other appointees.
George Ayisi-Boateng told members of the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON) that “This government is doing its best to create job opportunities and me, for instance, I told my people over there [that] it is because of NPP that I’m here so the NPP man is my priority. I told them when NDC was in power it was Kwesi Ahwoi who was there, now we are in power, so Ayisi-Boateng is here with you. My topmost priority is the problems of an NPP person before any other Ghanaian, take it or leave it”.
This declaration did not go down well with a section of Ghanaians when it was publicised, with many calling for him to step down or be sacked.
Initially, Mr Ayisi-Boateng defended his comments, claiming that his comments were taken out of context.
He later issued a statement apologising for the comments which has been roundly condemned.
But the MP joined her colleagues in the minority to demand the dismissal of George Ayisi-Boateng for making such comments.
She further advised all and sundry to be careful with the words they spew out taking into consideration the nation’s cohesion.
Pokua Sawyerr also entreated politicians and public officials to be mindful of their utterances and promises they make to the people.