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Osafo Maafo Begs CYA Over Ethnocentric Comment 

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Senior Presidential Advisor, Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo has offered his unqualified and sincere apologies to Concerned Youth of Asante for comments he made in a conversation with some colleagues relating to the roles of various ethnic groups in the pre-independence struggle, which have been misconstrued.

In a Press Release he issued, he stated that excerpts of the said conversation are being circulated however, he concede that he erred and that the comments caused offense and well-deserved criticism.

“I must state that the comment was never intended to stir ethnic tensions between Akyems and Asantes. Ethnic tension is not a thing for our country of the NPP. I, therefore, wish to offer my unqualified and sincere apologies for these comments.”

Below is the full Press Release

1st July 2022.

PRESS RELEASE

STATEMENT BY HON. YAW OSAFO-MAAFO

My attention has been drawn to the circulation of excerpts of a conversation I had with some colleagues relating to the roles of various ethnic groups in the pre-independence struggle.

Despite the nature and circumstances of the discussion, I concede that I erred and that these comments caused offense and well-deserved criticism. I must state that the comment was never intended to stir ethnic tensions between Akyems and Asantes. Ethnic tension is not a thing for our country of the NPP.

I, therefore, wish to offer my unqualified and sincere apologies for these comments.

For my many years of public service, creating divisions is not a thing I will seek to do for a country that I love and spent many decades serving as a public officer. My preoccupation during my long career in public service has been to serve the whole of the country as one unit and not in part.

Beyond party politics, I will continue to share a common objective and vision for the country, even if the pathway to getting there might differ.

May the good Lord continue to bless and keep us together as a nation. A unity that our leaders, both past and present, have knitted together through their sweat and toil into what we call Ghana.

Thank you.

Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo

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Osafo Maafo Begs CYA Over Ethnocentric Comment 

84

 

Senior Presidential Advisor, Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo has offered his unqualified and sincere apologies to Concerned Youth of Asante for comments he made in a conversation with some colleagues relating to the roles of various ethnic groups in the pre-independence struggle, which have been misconstrued.

In a Press Release he issued, he stated that excerpts of the said conversation are being circulated however, he concede that he erred and that the comments caused offense and well-deserved criticism.

“I must state that the comment was never intended to stir ethnic tensions between Akyems and Asantes. Ethnic tension is not a thing for our country of the NPP. I, therefore, wish to offer my unqualified and sincere apologies for these comments.”

Below is the full Press Release

1st July 2022.

PRESS RELEASE

STATEMENT BY HON. YAW OSAFO-MAAFO

My attention has been drawn to the circulation of excerpts of a conversation I had with some colleagues relating to the roles of various ethnic groups in the pre-independence struggle.

Despite the nature and circumstances of the discussion, I concede that I erred and that these comments caused offense and well-deserved criticism. I must state that the comment was never intended to stir ethnic tensions between Akyems and Asantes. Ethnic tension is not a thing for our country of the NPP.

I, therefore, wish to offer my unqualified and sincere apologies for these comments.

For my many years of public service, creating divisions is not a thing I will seek to do for a country that I love and spent many decades serving as a public officer. My preoccupation during my long career in public service has been to serve the whole of the country as one unit and not in part.

Beyond party politics, I will continue to share a common objective and vision for the country, even if the pathway to getting there might differ.

May the good Lord continue to bless and keep us together as a nation. A unity that our leaders, both past and present, have knitted together through their sweat and toil into what we call Ghana.

Thank you.

Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo