Underfire Deputy Minister of Agriculture, William Quaitoo has tendered in his resignation.
His resignation follows series of condemnation from the public over unguarded comments he made against northerners.
The Deputy Minister in response to complaints by some farmers in the Northern region that several acres of maize farms have been destroyed by Fall Army Worms described Northerners as liars and extortionists, a comment unworthy of a Minister.
“If anybody who is the north and said his farm was destroyed by fall armyworm the person must prove it. Our brothers (in the North) it is so difficult to deal with them. I lived there for 27 years, I speak Dagbani like a Dagomba and all that.
“They are very difficult people. Nobody can substantiate. If anybody says that his farm was destroyed by armyworm, the person would have to come and prove it. We have no records of that. It’s just a way of taking money from the government: that’s what they do all the time…”
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The Minister after some intense pressure will later apologise and retract the comment it but many groups including the Minority in Parliament and the Dagbon Youth for Development wanted nothing less than the head of the Akim Oda legislator.
But even before the President considers whether to fire him or not, the Minister according to the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin has resigned with immediate effect.