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General News of Saturday, 4 November 2017


Ayisi-Boateng’s apology faces sincerity deficit - Kwaku Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako

The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako Junior has observed that the apology rendered by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng for his divisive comments could be accepted, it faces sincerity test or deficit.

In an interaction with, he said his robust defense and justification is the reason why the apology though welcome may not be sincere.

“I have said that his apology though welcome faces a sincerity test or deficit because of his earlier robust defense and justification! Simple: Would there have been any doubt or skepticism about his apology if he had initially apologized instead of the robust defense he mounted? Methinks not!”

On whether he was forced to apologise, the veteran journalist said: “I have no evidence to that effect! However, the fact that his apology came after his interaction with his superiors could fuel that impression! Operative word: Impression!”.

The embattled High Commissioner who was addressing NPP, Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON) at the Kumasi Technical University it would be recalled reinforced the point that his priority in terms of jobs will be members of the elephant family.

“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 said.

“A TESCON member is my priority, an NPP member is my priority. We are all Ghanaians but some are more Ghanaian than others….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 said.