The president of Ghana has incurred the wrath of the citizenry over a tweet he shared to commiserate with France.
News broke last night of fire that gutted the Notre Dame Cathedral destroying properties worth millions of dollars and as best international relations practices, the president of Ghana sent out a few heart-warming tweets to commiserate with the people of France but Ghanaians will not have it!
The president’s tweets were welcomed with retweets and replies of Ghanaians showing anger and dissatisfaction. According to their responses, the president is too quick to offer condolences and sympathies to people outside his jurisdiction whiles his own people suffer.
Many of the tweets reminded the president of the recent heavy downpour of rains that killed over five people and destroyed many homes, and the simple question from these Ghanaians is where is the president’s tweet to commiserate with his own people?
Read the president’s tweet and the replies below:
The Ghanaian people and I are shocked by the news of the destruction of the great Parisian Cathedral, Notre Dame, one of the most iconic buildings of world civilization and extend our heartfelt condolences to President @EmmanuelMacron and to the French people on their great loss.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 15, 2019
Why is the Presidency of Ghana so quick in sending commiserating messages to foreign nationals when natural disasters befall them but can't do same for it citizens? over the past week, about 10 Ghanaian lives lost thru rains,and no message from the presidency. and here they are
— PAQ (@PapaQuasy) April 15, 2019
You are there given condolences to uninvited issues. Ya fr3 wo? Di wo fie asem mtcheeeew! 🙄 Look at how PDS is using our gadgets as consoles, I don’t know whether is grand theft they are playing or Contra?
— WinkyWorld 🌍 (@Gokem_gh) April 15, 2019
If ur eyes are not working u don't hear😃😃😃😃 pic.twitter.com/s5l5bhmOYY
— Malik Adamu (@MalikAdamu6) April 15, 2019
You and your government were shocked … Mtchewwwww
— Seshie Dela Renney 🇬🇭🇦🇷🇪🇸 (@SeshieDela) April 15, 2019
You & who..? Woyale 😡😡
— Crenshaw Mafia (@suge9yt) April 15, 2019
Speak for yourself Please😤
People lost their lives and properties due to the downpour yesterday but u were not bothered to send your condolences to the families instead, you're here expressing ur shock towards another country's loss.. 3y3 a diwo fie asem kakra
— Ayigbey Toffee (@ayigbey_toffee) April 15, 2019
Mokola market, Kejetia market had the same incident but we didn't see this kind of response. Yesterday, people died from flood related issues but nhwihweanim wey dey do you.
— k_danso (@k_samuwal) April 15, 2019
Hypocrisy is really killing Africans and our leaders…Why can’t a president have such a heart for his citizens but rather outsiders???#NanaAddo love your citizens.
— Doku Stephen (@DokuStephen2) April 16, 2019
Nana these people also deserves some condolences…We didn’t vote for you to be a speaker for international occurrences wae Opanyin pic.twitter.com/8b1dTQnrjw
— Nana Adomako BaⓂ️FI 💎🗽 (@BamfiAkyeampong) April 16, 2019
This is how our lights are blinking, for about a month and telling us it's a fault, you are sending condolences to a country who can within about 5 months renovate that structure. Mind your business
NDC time – Dumsor
NPP time – Fault
God is watching us all pic.twitter.com/T9RhNPJZ2Q
— ❣ PROUD BOY ❣ (@Alberto_Dat) April 15, 2019