August 30, 2017

President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday evening accepted the resignation of Deputy Minister of Agriculture William Quaitoo which took immediate effect.

The President wished Mr. Quaitoo the best of luck in his future endeavors. This was made known by the Director of Communication at the Presidency Mr. Eugene Arhin.

Meanwhile the Mr. Arhin has dismissed suggestions making the rounds that Mr. William Quaitoo was force to resign his position.

Mr. William Quaitoo resigned for what can be described as making ethnocentric comments about people from the three regions in the north.

The Member of Parliament for Akim Oda had been under fire for saying, in an interview on Accra base Starr FM that Northern farmers could not be trusted in their assessment of damage from the army
worms invasion.

Earlier this week, the Minority in Parliament in a statement issued by the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu expressed shock at his comments, with some calling on the President to sack him while others were calling on him to resign as an MP.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/