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President Akufo-Addo booed during speech at Global Citizen Festival

The Accra, Ghana event brought together artists and world leaders to advance a policy agenda that was centered on empowering girls and women, safeguarding the environment, and bringing about change.

Ghanaian performers at the Global Citizen Festival included Gyakie, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, and Yaw Tog. Tems, Tiwa Savage, and Oxalade from Nigeria also performed that evening, with American artists SZA and Usher Raymond IV serving as the show’s hosts.

When the president of Ghana, who was present at the gathering in Independence Square, was introduced to deliver his remarks, there were booing.

The troubles Ghana has been having economically have been brought to the attention of the crown. These difficulties have had an impact on the lives of many people who came to watch their favorite musician play.

A portion of the crowd began to clap and yell “away.” However, the president keeps going with his address as planned, and finally the yells die down.

After the speaker exchanged pleasantries with the audience following his address, the uninterested crowd gave their feelings one more outburst with boos.

The DJ on the night after the president’s address may have simply been trying to put the crowd back in a festive mood by playing Black Sherif’s “Kwaku The Traveller” before switching to “who never fucked up, hands in the air, no hands?”

In 2022, Ghana experienced a variety of economic difficulties. The Cedi, which has an interest rate of almost one dollar for every ten cedis, has been struggling on the international market as the West African nation has battled increases in gasoline prices.

The Electricity Company of Ghana announced an increase in pricing beginning in September 2022, therefore some fees have also gone up. The Ghana Statistical Service reports that from 13.9% in January 2022 to 33.9% in August 2022, the inflation rate has increased.

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