General News of Friday, 14 July 2017
After a barrage of criticisms from Ghanaians and a subsequent apology from the Deputy Trade Minister, a section of the public seems to have forgiven the minister.
Mr. Ahomka-Lindsay addressing the Diaspora Homecoming Summit at the Accra International Conference Centre told investors to stop ‘whining’ about things not working in Ghana.
“Nobody likes whiners, people that spend all the time whining really get on people’s nerves. So, stop whining; stop saying this doesn’t work, that doesn’t work; please, we know it doesn’t work so stop whining all the time saying it doesn’t work. If it worked, you probably won’t be sitting there,” he told gathering.
After many expressed their displeasure, Mr. Ahomka-Lindsay issued a statement to undeservedly apologise.
“I wish to assure the people of Ghana and all those who have been offended by my comments that I did not in any way intend to sound offensive in my presentation.”
The governing NPP has also apologised indicating that it had no malicious intent and emphasised that the comments were a clear case of miscommunication.
The Acting Director of Communications of the NPP, Yaw Adomako Baafi, said “the comment was unfortunate and so we apologise to all Ghanaians” adding that “we in the NPP, unlike the NDC, admit our errors and accordingly apologise and correct those errors. Yes, the Deputy Minister made that comment, it was unfortunate that it happened and so we apologise.”
Below is a video which captures the thoughts of some Ghanaians on the issue.