A fast rising social activist and self acclaimed anti-corruption campaigner, Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah has caused massive stir online with his latest comment about President Akuffo-Addo. Okatakyie Afrifa is a widely known FixTheCountry campaigner who has launched intense pressure on the Akuffo-Addo government to deliver their promises and end corruption.
Recall, President Akuffo-Addo was in Houston to meet the Mayor Sylvester Turner over the past week. The President as part of diplomacy was honoured with a Cowboy Hat to thank him for his impressive performance since he took over the administration of the country. This was a good gesture from Mayor Sylvester in Houston.
However, it seems Akuffo-Addo's picture wearing the Hat did not go down well with some Ghanaians who have chastised him and described his act as one that seeks to promote Houston's culture at the expense of the Ghanaian one. The rationale behind their grievances is that, Akuffo-Addo has long preached 'Wear Made In Ghana' goods.
According to Okatakyie Afrifa, he was not impressed with Akuffo-Addo's decision to wear. He indicated that Akuffo Addo is promoting other people's culture rather than Ghanaian. He made reference to similar hats made in Bolgatanga. In a post sighted on his official Facebook page, he said, "First gentleman of a sovereign nation, promoting Texas Cowboys Hat when we have made in Bolga Hats."
Read his original post below;
I must say, this is an act of diplomacy and is not in any means to promote or prioritize one culture above the other. It does not take a rocket science student to understand what President Akuffo-Addo did. It is true that the youths must fight for the betterment of the country, but it is equally important to make constructive criticisms rather than making statements that are not motivated by intent to save the nation. His comment has received public attention, with some Ghanaians lampooning him.
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