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Group petitions prez to recall S.A. High C’ssner

A group calling itself Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG) has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to recall Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa George Ayisi-Boateng for saying that his topmost priority is to seek the welfare of members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) since in his view, they are “more Ghanaian than others Ghanaians”.

There have been widespread condemnation of Mr Ayisi-Boateng’s comment from the Minority in parliament as well as civil society groups such as OccupyGhana.

Joining the condemnation fray, DYMOG in its petition said: “It is with unreserved shock that we heard of these deeply divisive, discriminatory and nation-wrecking remarks come from Ghana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa – Mr George Ayisi-Boateng which has since gone viral in our public space.

“Your Excellency, it is at the back ground of the above mentioned reasons that we are invoking your powers under chapter 8 of the 1992 constitution to relief Mr. George Ayisi Boateng of his post with immediate effect. To be very emphatic we demand of the above mentioned relief within five working days,” the group prayed.

Read the full petition below:

1st November, 2017.

Attention:

The Executive President
Republic of Ghana
Flagstaff House
Accra.

Through:
The Chief of Staff
Flagstaff House
Accra.

Dear President Nana Akufo Addo,

PETITION FOR THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF GHANA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

The Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG), the voice and conscience of the Ghanaian Youth write to your high office with reference to the above subject. DYMOG wants to officially draw your attention to highly disastrous comments made by Mr. George Ayisi Boating on the 28th of October, 2017 at a public function in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

It is with unreserved shock that we heard of these deeply divisive, discriminatory and nation wrecking remarks come from Ghana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa- Mr. George Ayisi Boateng which has since gone viral in our public space.

A petition has been sent to the Office of the President, Flagstaff House, for the removal of Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa George Ayisi Boateng.

The diplomat in a meeting with New Patriotic Party (NPP) students said his main priority is party supporters when it comes to providing jobs. The comment enraged most Ghanaians including the Minority who are calling for his head.

“Your Excellency, it is at the back ground of the above mentioned reasons that we are invoking your powers under chapter 8 of the 1992 constitution to relief Mr. George Ayisi Boateng of his post with immediate effect. To be very emphatic we demand of the above mentioned relief within five working days,” Pressure group Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana (DYMOG), on Wednesday submitted in a petition to the Chief of Staff.

It added: “DYMOG is very confident that, the removal of Mr. Ayisi Boateng will whittle the growing public perception of Ghanaians on the insensitivity of government to issues of social cohesion, marginalization, vigilantism, political recklessness, shared prosperity and narrowing equal opportunity for all.”

We count on your usual cooperation and look forward for a prompt response to our petition.

Please indicate in writing, the receipt of this petition.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Tuttor.
Executive Convener.

Cc:
Speaker of Parliament
Chief Justice

NB: Please find attached a copy of the full speech made by Mr. George Ayisi Boateng


Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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