King of Ghana’s music industry, Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie has charged the government of Ghana to build a better country so he can “stand up to his friends” when he steps out. He further explained that he doesn’t want to see his parents (an allegory to his government) being bullied by neighbors.
My mum and dad ( government ) should build a better home and up my pride game so I can stand up to my friends when I step out … Don’t wanna see neighbors bullying my parents in front of me in our homeADVERTISEMENT
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) February 3, 2019
This comes on the back of the US government’s visa sanctions on Ghana due to what the US State Department claims is a failure of bilateral efforts to resolve an issue to do with the deportation of 7,000 Ghanaians back to Ghana.
Pushback from Ghana’s MOFA
Authorities in Ghana have rejected the claims of the US government even suggesting that Washington’s accounts of the incident is inaccurate.
According to a statement issued by Ghana’s Foreign Ministry, the government of Ghana has always cooperated with the US government with respect to deportation of Ghanaian citizens.
“The Ministry wishes to state that it has always cooperated with the US authorities in the processing and removal of Ghanaian citizens who have been cited for deportation from the US to Ghana.
“The Ministry wishes to state that these allegations are unfounded and the sanctions imposed on Ghana are without any justification whatsoever,” the statement insisted.
Many have called the actions of the US government bullying and are calling out the Trump administration over the unilateral decision to impose visa sanctions on Ghana.
Did the US think that after putting some restrictions on Ghana Visa we will bash the government?
In fact we are happy with the government for standing against their bullying.
The world is fed up with their bullying, their time will come
— Saki issifu (@SakiIssifu) February 2, 2019
DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Ghana https://t.co/BsoUcDExbU via @AddThis This is the kind of bullying #Africans are tired of.. Does such an action warrant such a response? How ridiculous #Ghana
— Rory (@RoryAkira) February 1, 2019