A presidential staffer at the Office of the President, Flagstaff House, Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor has been suspended effective, June, 13, 2018 following her attack unleashed on New Patriotic Party (NPP) footsoldiers on social media.
A letter signed by the Chief of Staff and sighted by Kasapafmonline.com directed Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, Mr. Eugene Owusu, to effect the suspension of Carol by Wednesday.
“The attention of my office has been drawn to some unsavoury comments attributed to Dr. Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, the policy and Communications Analyst at your outfit.
“These comments sought to disparage a section of the Ghanaian society, a conduct which is unacceptable to this office.
“Consequently you are directed to suspend Dr. Donkor from office for a period of 30 days beginning the 13th day of June, 2018,” the letter read in part.
she is further required to render in writing an unconditional apology and commit to good behavior.
Dr Carol incurred the wrath of New Patriotic Party (NPP) footsoldiers on social media over comments she passed on a post denigrating the ruling party’s footsoldiers.
She reportedly wrote in response to a post about not dealing with footsoldiers as a principle: “You shouldn’t”, she encouraged her friend who posted it. “You can’t reason with them (footsoldiers).” She said.
“It’s like tribalist”, she added.
She has since apologized for her comments.
But the NPP footsoldiers, want her to be sacked as they have been insulted once too many by the ‘privileged’ political staffers who are beneficiaries of the footsoldiers’ sweat.
Carol’s colleague one Napaga Tia Suleman was caught up in similar circumstance when she complained about what she said was the ‘nonsense’ where party footsoldiers meet her at programs with their CVs.
She received chorus of condemnation for her comments and was consequently reprimanded internally by the Presidency for her highly insensitive comments.