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I Resigned To Ensure Peace – William Quaitoo

The resigned Deputy Minister for food and Agriculture William Quaitoo has said he left the post in order to bring peace among those offended by his comments.

“Thank you all for your kind words."

In addition to the sincere apology, I resigned to bring peace among all those who were offended and to save the President and the entire party from further rancour and disaffection. The party is bigger than any individual member. I pray for a better future for all of us. Good night,” Quaitoo told his friends in a text after he submitted his resignation to the President.

President Akufo-Addo received the deputy minister’s resignation letter Tuesday night after a massive public backlash over some tribal comments he made in a radio interview.

“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,” a statement from the Presidency 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.

CID Probes Jinapor, Asenso-Boakye Over Corruption Allegations

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has begun a probe into corruption allegations levelled against deputy Chiefs of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor and Francis Asenso-Boakye by Kwame A Plus, a staunch supporter of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Wednesday, 30 August that the CID spoke to A Plus about his allegations and working with him to get to the bottom of the matter.

“ . . The two Deputy Chiefs of Staff whom some [allegations] of corruption have been made against by A Plus, I know for a fact that yesterday the CID got in touch with A Plus and I’m sure whatever documentation, whatever evidence he has to back up his claims, if he has them, certainly he would have to submit them to the CID but at least this should tell us that we have a president who is not ready to condone any act of impropriety but at the end of the day, will also not condone any act of defamation against any of his people,” Mr Arhin said.

He also mentioned that similar actions were being taken by the CID concerning certain corruption allegations made by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong.

“In the case of Hon Kennedy Agyapong, I know that on Friday, I think he himself even said it on radio that he has been contacted by the CID with regards to some allegations he has made. And he made it clear on radio himself that he has tendered the documentation to that effect. The CID definitely are going to investigate it and whatever be the case I’m sure the results of it will be made public.”

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