June 2, 2023
Akufo Addos convoy booed in Kumasi

The citizenry appears not to be dumbing down on their will to make their concerns known to the government as the administration promises better days ahead with the much-sought IMF bailout.

On September 24, President Akufo-Addo was given an unfriendly reception by youthful partygoers at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra.

During the festival, the president had been introduced to tout the government’s initiatives in prioritising vital causes in line with the organisers’ mission for social justice.

But even before the president could make his point, the crowd of youthful revellers chanted against his presence.

Some of the attendees hooted at him and chanted “Away!” as the President delivered his speech. But government communicators have described the development as the doing of the opposition NDC while Tourism Minister insists they were rather cheers.


About three weeks down the line, a similar incident occurred, this time in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi.

The inspection of the Kejetia/Central Market Project Phase II was on the President’s agenda on Monday, October 17.

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On their way to the Kumasi Central Market, the convoy was met by scores of traders in Adum who had earlier displayed their ware on sale.

But on seeing the vehicles converting the president and government officials, the group comprising market women, hawkers and artisans did not hesitate to express their displeasure at the entourage.


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