A basic school teacher who teaches in the Naaga Primary School in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of Upper East Region, Mr. Desmond Kampoe has been forced to render an apology to the chiefs and people of Naaga community for sharing face shields to his pupils.
In January this year, when schools reopened amid surging covid-19 cases, the teacher saw the need to protect his pupils against the virus so that he can also feel protected whenever he’s in class teaching them. He then procured some face shields with his own resources and shared it to pupils in the school.
His benevolent gesture however, angered the Naaga community leaders and some political players. They claim the kind gesture of the teacher was to ridicule the community and also put the Akufo Addo-led government in a bad light.
After being condemned by the Naaga community leaders for doing good to the pupils, Mr. Kampoe apologized, claiming responsibility for all the bad pictures they claimed he had painted the community.
“I admit that some of the comments were unpleasant and offensive to the indigenes of Naaga in particular and political leaders in general. I take full responsibility for that.
I, therefore want to render an apology to the indigenes of Naaga and all other persons who felt slighted by the post and related comments,” Mr. Kampoe wrote in an apology letter sighted by Ghana Vanguard.
Read below his full apology letter;
APOLOGY TO ALL AFFECTED PERSONS
It would be recalled that in January 2021, a photograph of Naaga Primary School pupils who received a donation of face shields and other PPEs from me went viral on social media.
It attracted several comments with some making references to a previous post that I shared in December 2020, seeking to get furniture for the same pupils.
I admit that some of the comments were unpleasant and offensive to the indigenes of Naaga in particular and political leaders in general. I take full responsibility for that.
I, therefore want to render an apology to the indigenes of Naaga and all other persons who felt slighted by the post and related comments.
I want to state without any equivocation that I had no intention to ridicule, shame or project a bad image of the Naaga Community but was only passionate about addressing pertinent challenges of the school.
I had the opportunity to meet some opinion leaders of Naaga and wisdom, understanding and peace prevailed.
Let me use this medium to appeal to friends, supporters, and the general public to refrain from making further offensive comments on this issue that may inflame passions and derail good relationships established.
Shalom, we meuve
KAMPOE A. DESMOND