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Quayson Writes : Leave Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway Alone


The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has raised legal concerns over the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway’s supervision of the cutting of the Ghana flag in China.

The minister was sighted in a photo with other officials of the Ministry and a Chinese, cutting the Ghana flag during a ceremony to officially open Ghana’s new consul in Guangzhou, China.

According to Ras Mubarak, the singular action of cutting the flag with a pair of scissors goes against the country’s laws which forbids anyone from undertaking such acts.

You will surely trust minority, NDC to raise some stiff opposition in this regard. Some have called for her head and others have riducled her calling her so much names that she is suppose to know better as a minister of state than what she did.

Please, I think you people should leave Shirley Ayorkor Botchway alone as I don’t see the crime she has committed in cutting the Ghana flag as a sod. Which country’s flag did you expect her to cut? How many of you haven’t used a newspaper having the picture of a president on it at the toilet as toilet rolls? Don’t tell me you haven’t used a newspaper as toilet roll before in your life.

Do we know what people do with the flag of Ghana in their hiding places? Some of them even send the flag of Ghana to Mallams and shrines to place curses and spells on the whole nation or you think what we are going through in Ghana is purely leadership crisis? Some are highly spiritual indeed as some wicked people in their closet do this to Ghana.

In the law court and even before God intent is weighed. The honourable foreign minister did not intend to degrade Ghana by cutting the sod of Ghana flag but to commission a project which lures to the benefit of Ghana. Putting the intent argument aside let us also focus on the outcome. Did she commission something against the State or for the State?

Ghanaian political thinkers who want to score cheap political points with this act should forgo this their stands. She now knows it is wrong and won’t do it again. You should rather blame those responsible for the decor not the foreign minister. Please opposition must find something fruitful to do with their time and stop this cheap propaganda.

We say the truth nothing but the truth, next time it might be NPP I will be bashing so now no one should tag me as belonging to any party, its just an objective commentary. It’s however a wake up call to all of us not to degrade the National flag in any manner for it represents our identity as a great nation.

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