A former Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor government Sampson Kwaku Boafo, has expressed grave disappointment in the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor.
DAYBEAK is learning that the former Chieftaincy and Culture Affairs Minister was penciled to be retained board chairman of the Minerals Commission, under the young Minister.
Interestingly, the Minister who doubles as a first time parliamentarian for the people of Damongo constituency in the Savannah Region, objected to the appointment by President Akufo-Addo.
It is unclear what brought about the objection but sources say he simply told the Presidency he cannot work with Mr Boafo.
As it’s now known, the appointment, has been given to another individual in the person of former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng Gyasi.
- K. Boafo, who is a lawyer of many years and a one-time Member of Parliament (MP) for the Subin constituency in the Ashanti Region, had to confront the Minister over the issue last week.
In Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, where members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) held their annual general conference last week, the two lawyers apparently came face to face and Mr. Boafo could not let the issue pass without confronting his junior colleague.
He is alleged to have asked the Minister if he indeed said that he could not work with him but he could not give any tangible answer.
Apparently, Mr Boafo contributed immensely to what Mr. Jinapor has become today as far as his education is concerned.
He is alleged to have even paid part of Mr. Jinapor’s education while at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
At the time he was pursing his first degree, Mr Boafo was serving in various portolios including Ashanti Regional Minister under former President Kufuor.
Mr Boafo recalled those days when the now Minister was coming to him for financial assistance so he could settle his fees and other expenses.
The disappointed NPP stalwart, cautioned the Minister to be careful in his dealings as a politician.