Under Fire Deputy Agric Minister Apologises For Offensive Comment Against Northerners

The embattled Deputy Minister of Agriculture, William Agyepong Quaittoo has rendered  an unqualified apology for the offensive comment he passed against northerners.The apology comes less than 48 hours after series of backlash from a section of the public who have described his comment as very unfortunate. Honourable William Agyepong in an interview  on the fall out of the Fall Army Worm attacks on several hectares of maize farms in the three regions in the north on Thursday 24 2017 said “the people of the North are difficult people, I lived with them, and I know them. This is just to take money from the Government.” But in a sudden u-turn, the underfire and apologetic Minister has described his comment as an unconcious slip and apologised unreservedly. “I unreservedly retract and aoplogise sincerely for this unfortunate statement and pray all and sundry to forgive me on this score.”According to him, his comment was directed at some farmers in the region and not directed at all the people in the region as been purported.He added that he considers himself a Dagomba having lived in the region for 27 years and so there is no way he could do any thing to denigrate them .

“Yes, I lived in Northern Region for 27 years and had all my formative years there. I often pride myself as a Dagomba and identify with them at all times. I cannot there consciously spite them.“Based on my past experience on Farmer Based projects, I meant to say some farmers can be difficult as it is with all Regions.”Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to info@ghanaxtra.com and we’ll surely put them online

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