A former attorney general Betty Mould Iddrisu has urged Education minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh to apologise to his predecessor Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman for the insult he rained on her in a recent radio interview.
The Manhyia South MP in an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM called the former UCC Vice-Chancellor a “disgrace” and “ignorant” for leaving debts at the ministry while she served as a minister under the Mahama government.
In a statement on the matter, Mrs. Mould, who is also a former education minister, described the attack as unfortunate.
“It is unfortunate that our current Minister of Education described his predecessor the Hon former Minister of Education as “a disgrace and an embarrassment” for allegedly leaving debts in the Ministry of Education at the end of her four-year tenure.
“Professor Opoku-Agyeman is a distinguished and accomplished academic who rose to become vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast,” she wrote.
She added: “Her achievements in the arena of Education are legendary. It is unfortunate that women have to be subjected to such abuse in the discharge of their official duties. I am calling on the Hon minister Dr. Opoku Prempeh, on behalf of the women in Ghana, especially Women in Politics to withdraw and apologize for making such derogatory comments about a distinguished woman professional who is a known role model globally.
“The Minister must stay focused on ensuring and delivering an effective implementation of the Free SHS programme which has been hit with several challenges with the tendency of eroding gains chalked in the educational sector. The Minister of Education under the current circumstances must be seen to be the busiest appointee, not to waste precious time in insulting his Senior in the name of politics”.