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CWG descends on Wontumi over lewd comments on Mahama’s daughter

A women advocay group —The Concerned Women Ghana (CWG) — has condemned in no uncertain terms an “unsavoury and despicable comment” on a daughter of former president John Mahama made by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Bosiako.

The chairman also known as Wontumi accused Mr Mahama for showcasing her daughter on campaign platforms to win the hearts of electorates, adding that “that Farida girl, somebody would catch her and do something to her.”

The NPP man’s vulgar comments have been condemned widely, with CWG joining calls for him to be sanctioned.

In a statement, Annette Enyo, the Executive Secretary of CWG urged the country’s authorities to take action to bring the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP to order.

“This unfortunate comment should not be passed off as a mere political talk. The impact of Wontumi’s language is just as harmful as committing the act,” Madam Enyo said while urging other powerful members of the society to condemn the Chairman for his dirty comment.

“We, by this statement, wish to bring to the attention of the President of the Republic of Ghana; H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Gender Minister; Honorable Cynthia Morrison, Social services, the National Peace Council and Church leaders, an unfortunate comment made by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi,” the statement added.

Read full statement below

THE CONCERNED WOMEN GHANA (CWG)

Press Statement

25th October, 2020

CHAIRMAN WONTUMI’S UNHEALTHY COMMENTS MUST BE SANCTIONED _____________________________________

We, by this statement, wish to bring to the attention of the President of the Republic of Ghana; H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Gender Minister; Honorable Cynthia Morrison, Social services, the National Peace Council and Church leaders, an unfortunate comment made by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi.

Chairman Wontumi’s anger gun is cocked once again and this time, the target is a mere child.

Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako who was speaking on Kumasi-based radio station Wontumi Radio made very unsavoury and despicable comment about a child who could be considered a minor. His comments are so shameful we do not wish to repeat it. This unfortunate comment should not be passed off as a mere political talk. The impact of Wontumi’s language is just as harmful as committing the act.

As concerned women and citizens, we have a legal obligation to notify authorities of actions that could cause serious damage to the cognitive, social and emotional development of a child. It doesn’t have to take us a long time to find the courage to alert authorities of the unhealthy behaviours of ‘powerful’ politicians.

We are hoping that the aforementioned parties will understand how important their intervention will be.

Meanwhile, anything and everything the authorities can do to bring Wontumi to his knees could make a difference.

Child Protection is everyone’s business!!!!!!

Stay safe, Covid is not gone!

Ciao!

SIGNED:

Annette Enyo

Executive Secretary

0200951910/0279097181

 

Source: Ghana|Mypowerfmonline.com

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