General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comAkufo-Addo’s plagiarism gaffe excusable – AdeiProf Stephen AdeiThe former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Stephen Adei, has pleaded with Ghanaians to forgive president Nana Akufo-Addo following revelations that portions of his inaugural speech were plagiarized. Parts of Nana Addo’s speech were lifted from the inaugural addresses delivered by former US presidents, Bill Clinton and George Bush in 1993 and 2001. At his investiture on Saturday, Akufo said: “Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. That notwithstanding, he said the president’s speech writers had “embarrassed the president.”The Communications director at the Presidency Eugene Arhin apologized for the gaffe attributing it to an “oversight.”“I unreservedly apologise for the non-acknowledgement of this quote to the original author. Asante said he was not surprised as some of “these saying are such that…they are so good you are tempted to use them”.
Source:GhanaWeb January 11, 2017 20:49 UTC