New Government Kofi Jumah apologises to Concerned Teachers

Maxwell Kofi Jumah is no stranger to gaffes and political incorrectness. In July 2015, he was restrained by the police after a violent outbreak during the NPP’s parliamentary primaries in Asokwa.

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The former Mayor of Kumasi, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has rendered an unqualified apology to the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT).

This was after Mr Jumah described as ‘ridiculous’, calls from CCT to remind president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to fulfil his promise of restoring teacher training allowances within 100 days of assuming office.

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The former Member of Parliament for Asokwa on his personal Facebook account said he decided to apologise after receiving ‘advice and direction’.

 

“My friends, thanks for your advice and direction. It was never my intention to attack teachers as a whole. Indeed I am very much aware of the overwhelming support that the NPP got from teachers.

"I went overboard and I sincerely apologize for that. I was caught off guard. And it was very unfortunate. I sincerely believe Nana will deliver on his promise to our teachers and to Ghanaians. Once again accept my apologies," he said.

Mr Jumah was censured by supporters of his own party who say his comments may be misconstrued by Ghanaians and attributed to the president-elect.

READ ALSO: Former MP charged Kofi Jumah granted GH¢ 10,000 bail

Maxwell Kofi Jumah together with the sharp-tongued Kennedy Agyepong (Member of Parliament for Assin Central) are no stranger to gaffes and political incorrectness.

In July 2015, Mr Jumah was restrained by the police after a violent outbreak during the NPP’s parliamentary primaries in Asokwa. A little over a year later, he was found guilty and fined 1,200 cedis for destroying electoral materials.

In rural Ghana, bursaries and extra training are helping girls stay in secondary school and shape their futures.

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