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General News of Monday, 28 August 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Deputy Agric minister must resign – Dagbon youth

A group in the Northern region has rejected the apology by Deputy Agric Minister William Quaitoo after he made ethnocentric remarks about farmers in the north.

The deputy Minister in an interview with Starr News described the farmers who were demanding compensation for crops destroyed by the army worm as people who cannot be trusted and had intentions to defraud the government.

However, William Quaitoo apologized after he was heavily criticized by residents in the Northern Region.

But Spokesperson for the Dagbon Youth Association, Yakubu Ibrahim Mahmi, says the apology is not enough and must be rejected.

“Anybody can apologise because it touches the heart of an ethnic group especially the Dagbon because he mentions he has been with us for good 27 years, our tradition doesn’t teach us to disregard or disrespect a person not to talk about an ethnic group. If I were him by now I think I should have tendered in my resignation letter”.