A Minister of Education Betty Mould Iddrisu has urged current Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh to apologize to his predecessor Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman after insulting her life on radio.
Hon. Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh in a recent interview with Asempa FM described the former UCC Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast as a “disgrace” and “ignorant” for piling debts at the ministry while she served as a minister under the immediate past Mahama government.
But in a statement on the issue Mrs. Mould Iddrisu who also once served as the Attorney General slammed the current Minister for his disgraceful comments describing the attack as unfortunate.
“It is unfortunate that our current Minister of Education described his predecessor the Hon former Minister of Education as “a disgrace and an embarrassment” for allegedly leaving debts in the Ministry of Education at the end of her four-year tenure.
“Professor Opoku-Agyeman is a distinguished and accomplished academic who rose to become vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast,”
Betty Mould Iddrisu added: “Her achievements in the arena of Education are legendary. It is unfortunate that women have to be subjected to such abuse in the discharge of their official duties. I am calling on the Hon minister Dr. Opoku Prempeh, on behalf of the women in Ghana, especially Women in Politics to withdraw and apologize for making such derogatory comments about a distinguished woman professional who is a known role model globally.
“The Minister must stay focused on ensuring and delivering an effective implementation of the Free SHS programme which has been hit with several challenges with the tendency of eroding gains chalked in the educational sector. The Minister of Education under the current circumstances must be seen to be the busiest appointee, not to waste precious time in insulting his Senior in the name of politics”.