General News Wed, 1 Nov 2017
Call him daring for a man who seems to have kindled the wrath of every Ghanaian but still stands by his words and refuses to retract them regardless.George Ayisi-Boateng, Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa has in a rather surprising comeback, reiterated his commitment to prioritise New Patriotic Party (NPP) members above all other Ghanaians.
Mr. Ayisi who has received massive trolling and bashing from the Ghanaian populace following his divisive comments to put NPP members above all other citizens when confronted about the chaos his statement has spurred on a Kumasi-based radio station had this to say.
“I said nothing bad, I stand by my words, what is wrong with my statement? I have helped many NDC members including E.T Mensah, I am not divisive, E.T Mensah can attest to it”.
Our opponents have developed some hatred for me, they don’t like me. I have decided not to comment on it again, whatever interpretations people will put on it, I am not dampened at all”, he stated.
Mr. Ayisi-Boateng, speaking to some TESCON members at the Kumasi Technical University on Sunday October 29, 2017 indicated:
“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,”
“Indeed I’m not boasting, but I’ve started meeting the NPP groups. Every weekend I meet some group members and I tell you if I had my way, every job opportunity that will come will go to a TESCON member before any other person. And I know my colleague appointees also have the same feeling except that because of IMF we cannot do anything now,” he said.
His comments have not been received kindly by the public and Minority members in Parliament, many of whom have called for his resignation.