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According to Frimpong-Boateng, 1+1 does not always equal 2, depending on the situation

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Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former minister of the environment, contrasted his primary area of interest in politics with his primary area of specialisation, medicine.

He contends that there is a fundamental distinction between the two areas, with politics sometimes allowing for “manipulation” and demanding exactitude whereas medicine does not always do the same.

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Frimpong-Boateng made remarks regarding the need to rely on merit rather than connections in areas pertaining to growth on May 5 while he was speaking in an interview with UTV.

In politics, 1 + 1 is 2 plus x, however in my specialty of medicine, 1 + 1 is 2. Since X is unknowable, it might be anything—from 0 to -4—in which case 1 + 1 will result in a negative number.

When it comes to politics, it is difficult to balance the equation; in some cases, x must be zero. However, you cannot be certain if x takes on a number other than 0, whether it be positive or negative, he said.

Upon being prompted to elaborate, he responded, “Let the viewers, journalists, and the general public decide or judge for themselves if 1 + 1 is indeed 2.”

“You must always be truthful and right in medicine…”However, this is not the case in politics,” he emphasised.

The neurosurgeon has been in the limelight after a report from 2021 that he wrote was leaked to the media. The study’s content includes devastating charges against key government and party members.

Despite the presidency’s claim that the report was not official, there is growing support for a formal investigation.

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