The Founding President and CEO for IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has lashed out angrily at the Minister for Africulture, Fiifi Kwetey, warning him that he cannot “compete on my turf”.
Cudjoe’s outburst follows an comment by the Minister to the effect that the IMANI boss wrote A-Level Economics three times before passing.
Kwetey was quoted as saying: “It was quite ironic hearing that this guy was even struggling to pass his A-level economics. He had to take it many times.
“While he took three years, three different attempts to get ‘A’ in economics, I took half of that time and below to obtain it.
“I got ‘A’ in not just economics but in all my subjects in one year and my record is there in Achimota School.”
The Minister was reportedly speaking to Accra-based radio Gold Tuesday.
The comment did not sit well with Cudjoe, who took to his Facebook wall to refute the assertion.
“I didn’t write Alevel economics 3 times! I wrote Economics twice in 5 months and from a surprising grade E to grade B! My final grades for Alevel was AABB and I read Land Economy with it!” he stated.
“By the way what is it with these fight over secondary school grades and why would a minister of Agric employed by my taxes sit on radio to ask about the grades of an independent tax payer?” he asked rhetorically.
“Please send this to Fifii Akwetey and Dela Coffie- please tell them we are not competing and they cannot compete on my turf! They are not my co-equal,” Cudjoe noted in a subsequent post, before going ahead to list his academic qualifications and professional achievements.