Ghana apologises for using Kenyan building on state document

Akufo-Addo brandishing the 'Ghana Beyond Aid' document on May Day

A Ghanaian government committee put together to prepare a state document has apologised for using a picture of Kenyan high rise buildings on the cover of the “Ghana Beyond Aid Strategy Document.”

The Ghana Beyond Aid Committee headed by president Akufo-Addo’s senior minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo used a photograph of the headquarters of Dawit Insurance in Nairobi, angering a lot of Ghanaians.

The Committee has taken responsibility for the shame as Akufo-Addo was seen during a May Day parade outdooring the vital state document.

“The Committee apologises unreservedly to the President and the nation for this error, and takes full responsibility for it,” a statement signed by its secretary Dr. Eric Yeboah on Friday said.

It added: “We are ensuring that the cover page of the document is replaced before bulk copies are printed for widespread circulation. We regret this error, once again.”

A picture comparing Ghana Beyond Aid Charter and Strategy document’s cover page and Nairobi’s Dawit Insurance center

The ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ document is expected to “guide our nation towards an irreversible pathway of progress and prosperity, and the Committee encourages all stakeholders to support the implementation of its contents.”

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP representing the Kumbungu constituency, Ras Mubarak, said the development is shameful.

“As if the issue of the President plagiarizing people’s speeches wasn’t bad enough, they have once again photoshopped a skyline from Nairobi and that’s what you see when you open the Ghana Beyond Aid document.

“I was really shocked to see that, if we are trying to aspire to greatness as a country, there are equally exciting countries that we could aspire to become. To say that futuristically we are looking to become what Kenya is today is most embarrassing,” Mubarak told local station Starr FM.

“Our country, I’m confident to say that our country looks good. The skyline of Accra is great and there is absolutely nothing wrong with using the skyline.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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