Chief of staff suspends presidential staffer over ‘offensive’ Facebook comment

Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has directed the Special advisor to the President on SDGs, Mr Eugene Owusu to suspend a presidential staffer, Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor for making comments deemed to be offensive to some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Dr Donkor who is a Policy and Communication analyst at the presidency, in response to a post on Facebook about dealing with foot soldiers wrote that: “You shouldn’t”, “You can’t reason with them (foot soldiers)”.

Supporters of the NPP who felt offended by her post condemned her action demanded her dismissal.

Dr Donkor subsequently apologized for her comments, but that did not seem to assuage the NPP foot soldiers.

In a letter dated June 12, 2018, the Chief of Staff asked that Dr Donkor be handed a 30 day suspension and made to render, in writing, an unconditional apology and commit to be of good behavior.

“The attention of my office has been drawn to some unsavoury comments attributed to Dr Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, the Policy and Communication Analyst, at your outfit.

“These comments sought to disparage a section of the Ghanaian society, a conduct which is unacceptable to this Office.

“Consequently, you are directed to suspend Dr Donkor from office for a period of thirty days beginning the 13th day of June, 2018.

“Further, she is required to render, in writing, an unconditional apology and commit to good behavior,” the letter read.

Below is a copy of the letter:

By: Yahaya Masahudu,

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