After delivering an address at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was not welcomed with warm applause.
The Accra, Ghana gathering was planned to unite artists and international leaders in support of a policy agenda that promoted women’s and girls’ equality, environmental protection, and the facilitation of positive social change.
Famous musicians from Ghana like as Gyakie, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, and Yaw Tog performed at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. American performers SZA and Usher Raymond IV stole the stage, but they were joined by Nigerian artists Tems, Tiwa Savage, and Oxlade.
There were boos when Ghana’s president was introduced to speak at the Independence Square ceremony.
The crown voiced their discontent with the economic difficulties facing Ghana, which had an impact on the lives of many in attendance at the concert.
The audience began to clap and shout “away” in unison. But the president goes on with his speech as planned, and the chants die down.
The uninterested crowd finally let their feelings be known with a round of boos after the speaker finished and everyone exchanged pleasantries.
After the president’s speech, the DJ may or may not have changed the song playing to “who never f* up, hands in the air, no hands?” to try and get the crowd back into a party spirit.
In 2022, Ghana’s economy was hit by several difficulties. The Cedi, the currency of the West African nation, has been struggling on international markets as a result of the dollar’s strength relative to the Cedi (now about 10 cedis to the dollar).
The Electricity Company of Ghana has also announced a price hike, effective September 2022. The inflation rate in Ghana has increased from 14.1% in January 2022 to 33.9% in August 2022, as reported by the Ghana Statistical Service.