Policy and Communications Analyst at the Presidency, Dr. Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, has been suspended.
It follows comments made by Dr. Donkor which the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare described as disparaging to a “section of the Ghanaian society, a conduct which is unacceptable to this Office.”
Dr. Donkor, a Founding Director of Aya Institute for Women, Politics and Media – a research and training institute for gender equality, incurred the wrath of the governing New Patriotic Party grass-root supporters known commonly as ‘foot-soldiers’
She wrote in response to a post on Facebook, about her difficulty in dealing with foot-soldiers. “You shouldn’t. You can’t reason with them. It’s like tribalist,” she wrote on June 7.
An apology in another post on her Facebook wall a couple of days later, appear not satisfactory enough.
A letter signed Tuesday by Chief of Staff, directed the Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, Eugene Owusu to suspend Dr. Donkor for a period of 30 days effective July 13, 2018.
The letter further directed Dr. Donkor to “render in writing, and an unconditional apology and commit to good behavior.”