The Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya West Constituency has commended deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, William Quaitoo for resigning over comments deemed derogatory by some people in the Northern region.
George Andah said he needs to be celebrated for taking such positive steps to curtail any scandal.
The under-fire deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, William Quaitoo has resigned, a statement from the Flagstaff Hous has said.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, this evening accepted the resignation from office of the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Hon. William Quaitoo, MP, which takes immediate effect. The President wished him the very best in his future endeavors,” the statement read Tuesday.
Mr. Quaitoo in an interview with Starr News last week went berserk, describing farmers from the North, demanding compensation for their crops destroyed by the army worm epidemic as people who cannot be trusted.
Despite rendering an unqualified apology after he was heavily trolled by residents of the Northern region, the Minority in Parliament led by their leader Haruna Iddrisu asked for his sacking.
Joy News presidential correspondent, Elton John Brobbey reported that the President received a letter of resignation from the MP who is also the MP for Oda.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, this evening accepted the resignation from office of the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Hon. William Quaitoo, MP, which takes immediate effect. The President wished him the very best in his future endeavours,” he reported.
Read: Deputy Agric Minister resigns
However speaking on the matter, Mr Andah appealed to Ghanaians to desist from making unsavory comments about the minister since he has done the honourable thing by resigning from his post.

George Andah
NPP MP

“Yes, we all agree that what my good friend William said was in a bad taste. But he has resigned and that is what we must concentrate on and stop making commentary about the man. It is just unfortunate for him to make such remarks about our Muslim brothers but he must not be condemned but rather celebrated” he said.
The MP further lauded President Akufo-Addo for accepting the resignation of the Minister stating that “he is a listening President”.
 
 
 

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  1. Where was the Haruna Iddrissu man when John Mahama, then the President of Ghana made seemingly bad remarks about Ashanti? Was he dead at the time? Would like to know. Is it because he wasn’t Ashanti so to him, it was no big deal?

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