Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) has described Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi-Boateng, as a “clown” whose “infantile thinking” betrays his “remarkable immaturity”.
KSM’s comment is in reference to the diplomat’s widely condemned remarks that his “topmost priority is NPP members” who are “more Ghanaians than others.”
I have great respect for the clown Mr. George Ayisi Mensah. GH Ambassador to SA. His IMMATURITY is remarkable. Amazing INFANTILE thinking.
— Kwaku Sintim-Misa (@KSM_Kwaku_Misa) October 31, 2017
Mr Ayisi-Boateng made the comment when he spoke at a ceremony to usher in fresh students of Kumasi Technical University into the Tertiary Students Confederacy Network (TESCON) of the governing New Patriotic Party on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Kumasi.
“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,” he stated.
“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 added.
The Minority in Parliament as well as civil society groups such as OccupyGhana and the Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa are calling for Mr Ayisi-BVoateng’s resignation.
He is, however, unrepentant about the comment.