On Saturday May 18, 2017, John Dumelo posted on his Instagram page a photo of the KNUST graduate, Godfred Obeng Boateng selling bread on the street and wrote: “Just saw a KNUST grad hawking in traffic…What went wrong?”
Some Ghanaians, however, descended heavily on Dumelo over the post. After immense pressure, John deleted the post without apologizing.
However, it seems John has finally decided to apologize for his post. The actor in a post on Instagram, has acknowledged his goof and apologized to Boateng, who he spoke to on the phone.
I just had an extremely gracious fone conversation with Kweku Vito aka Godfred the hawker and apologized to him for misjudging his inspiring and humble actions by selling on streets with his employees. I must say however, that this is not at all like me especially as I have been promoting start ups and young entrepreneurs. As a matter of fact, since January , Ive have 10 graduate students undergoing start up programs under the John dumelo Foundation. I was totally out of order on this one and I sincerely apologize to everyone especially the hard working hawkers who endure the sun just to make ends meet. I will soon join him on the streets to experience this selfless act for myself. Very inspiring.
The gentleman John posted his picture happens to be a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) and he is currently Chief Executive Officer of bakery company, A1 Bread.