A Vice Chairperson of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Betty Mould-Iddrisu has apologised for her comments that she feels pain as an Ashanti.
The former Attorney General and Minister of Justice at a meeting with party communicators at the weekend said: “Sometimes when I listen to the radio and I hear the things that are said on the radio, I feel pain, I feel pain that I am an Ashanti. I wonder why we can’t value what we have. I wonder why we can’t acknowledge that in Africa, Ghana is number one and among the top five countries”.
The comments has received public backlash with some describing it as unfortunate and needless.
Responding to the public reaction to her comments, Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu told Accra-based Neat FM Tuesday that even though she believed her comments were twisted by the media, she nonetheless apologised.
“I am a true Ashanti and would not turn my back on my heritage. My words were twisted and would want to say sorry to all who have been hurt as a result of my statements,” she stated.