The Minister of Agriculture Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has confessed missing his deputy who resigned over ethnocentric outburst.

However, Dr. Akoto insists William Quaitoo is “not irreplaceable.”

Quaitoo went down in history as one of the few ministers to have thrown in the towel while in office over intense public uproar, having described farmers from the Northern parts of Ghana “as difficult.”

Barely a month into his resignation, his boss justified why he was appointed, saying “competent” Quaitoo would be missed.

“The work we are doing is not about emotions,” the two-term Member of Parliament for the Kwadaso constituency told Morning Starr host Francis Abban. “He’s not irreplaceable.”

Dr. Akoto touted Quaitoo’s credentials as one of the experts in perennial crops.

I’m considering going up North and beg Northerners especially Yendi where they have the overlord” – Quiatoo said on Starr Chat

“I miss him,” Dr. Akoto opined.

He added: “He worked with me when I was a ranking member and I made him deputy to me when I was appointed. He is a competent person. He did deliver on his assignment.”

However, Dr Akoto noted it is business as usual at the Agriculture Minister, despite Quaitoo’s departure because “we have the staff to do the job.”


Source: Ghana/