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General News of Monday, 6 November 2017

Source: Ananpansah B Abraham

Do not sack Ayisi-Boateng - TESCON pleads with Akufo-Addo

The leadership of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy(TESCON) of the NPP has launched a plea for mercy for the embattled Ghanas High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Ayisi Boateng.

They are calling on Akuffo Addo to disregard calls from the opposition NDC to relieve Ayisi Boateng of his responsibilities as High Commissioner over his somewhat unsavory comments.They believe the opposition is only being hypocritical about the issue.

In a statement signed by 18 past and present executives of the student wing of the ruling NPP,they expressed complete pride in Ayisi Boateng for always having them and the NPP family in mind,even though they disassociate themselves from his comments.

"We hereby want to make it known to the public that we are proud of H.E Ayisi Boateng not necessarily on the comments he made,but as a ring us of hang TESCON members and the NPP party faithfuls as a whole in mind."The statement said.

They believe the apology from the embattled High Commissioner is enough.

Read below the full statement:

We the past and present Executives of TESCON have observed with worries and displeasure about the action and stand of the opposition in relation to H.E Ayisi Boateng's statement.

It is crystal clear that, the opposition party is putting pressure on government to sack H.E Ayisi Boateng for his comments made during a meeting with TESCON members on the issue of reserving Job opportunities to NPP Party faithfuls before considering any other Ghanaian.

On the 25th of November, 2009, Mahama Ayariga made same comments during a press conference, that the President had urged all government appointees to give job opportunities to NDC members before any other.

His comments was not condemned and Mahama Ayariga did not resign from his post as a Communication Director by then.

Now the tide has turn, they are accusing H.E Nana Addo for drafting and endorsing a letter for *'Onipa Nua'* to publish. The man has come out to apologise for the unfortunate incident after a 'sober reflection on his coments', yet the opposition seem not to be impressed by the action taken by H.E Ayisi Boateng.

We the past and present executives, hereby urge the president not to take any haste decision to impeach H.E. Ayisi Boateng from his duty post.

We hereby want to make it known to the public that we are proud of H.E Ayisi Boateng not necessarily on the comments he made, but assuring us of having TESCON members and the Npp Party faithfuls as a whole in mind.

It is our plea to the public to accept the apology and retraction of the comments made by the high commissioner to south Africa and move on in life.

ForgiveH.EAyisiBoateng.

........signed...........

Nsiah Debrah Jonathan
Fmr. Tescon PRO seikwa NMTC
0249729909

Nartey Dornu Daniel
TESCON President Korle-Bu
0245425099

Asiedu Richard Nketiah
Fmr. Dept. Gen. Sec TESCON, spirit an University college
0247575499

Victor Alvin Owusu Boahen
TESCON president CUCG
0263103347

Alubanafor Julian
Fmr. TESCON president Syi. Tanoso CHNTC
0543190092

Osei Mensah George
PRO TESCON seikwa Nmtc
0206263491

Benjamin Narh Dorgah
RMU TESCON
0249687994

Vida Opoku Agyemang
TESCON KNUST
Treasurer
0546545021

Reuben Apraku Bonsu
TESCON UG-ACC
Treasurer
0209498246

Werekoah Esther
All Nations University
Tescon Treasurer
0208707458

Appiah Isaac
Mampong Technical College
Tescon treasurer
0553606767

Agyemang Manu Fredrick
All Nations University
Tescon Organiser
0201005910

Emmanuel Fianko
UEW-MAIN CAMPUS
TESCON SECRETARY
0549504559

E. KYEM AMPONSAH
TESCON GENERAL SECRETARY
UENR-SUNYANI.
0248319213


Afriyie Evans Sarpong
Wiawso college of Education- TESCON President
Tel: 0248005597

Evelyn Anokye
UEW-Winneba
Tescon Treasurer
0540817605

Issifu Zakaria deputy Secretary
UEW AJUMAKO CAMPUS
0543383515

Kumi Dominic
All Nations University
Tescon President
0554068393