The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, yesterday, Sunday, November 7, 2021, left the country for Glasgow, Scotland. He is leading Ghana’s delegation team for the Climate Change Conference 2021. The COP 26 took off from October 31 through November 3, 2021.
Aside from the President, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister for Energy, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP; the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr Kwaku Afriyie, MP; the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry are all going. According to sources, the number representing Ghana amounts to 337.
Some Ghanaians have raised concerns about the figure as they speculate that it will run the country bankrupt. And that’s the very reason a netizen picked on Okyeame Kwame.
The veteran rapper shared a picture that shows his current location – Scotland. He captioned “Walking to the Ghana Pavilion @ #COP26 to point fingers at climate colonization and climate injustice. “
A follower who believes nothing better would come out of the initiative but just a waste of taxpayers money replied. He wrote, “U just taking our taxes kwaaaa u travel in our name yet nothing home.”
In a gentle approach, the respected musician offered a rebuttal. Okyeame Kwame revealed that the nation is not catering for a pesewa for him to represent her at the Climate Change Conference 2021. According to him, he paid for his own ticket, his own hotel and meals as well. He stated emphatically that he works extremely hard to do the things he does.
“I work hard! Really hard to be able to do the thing that I do. I paid for my own visa fees, my own tickets, my own hotel accommodation and my own food whiles campaigning for Climate change. I’m not on a tax payers money currently. I pray that you will be focused on improving the quality of your life rather than assuming who is paying for who travels. The problems of Ghana are many, I’m trying to solve Climate change. What are you trying to solve?