A photo of President Nana Akufo-Addo standing on a podium designed with the Ghana flags has gone viral.
The photo has generated controversy online as Ghanaians have launched on it to accuse the President of devaluing the Ghana flag by standing on it to address a rally.
Stephen Dela Atsu wrote: “These are the legs of Ghana’s president His Excellent Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo standing on our NATIONAL FLAG. The president cannot even dignify the symbol that signifies the country he is a head of.”
Nyarko-Adu Kojo Danso wrote: “Ghana flag is now a stage carpet. Our proud Flag as a Republic!!! This is sad! I am angry! How can you insult our country this way.”
And another wrote: “This is total disrespect to the flag of Ghana…
Is our President a citizen or a spectator?
Such a SHAMEFUL MISTAKE!”
But supporters of the president have pushed back hard against the criticism, saying th president did not step on the flag.
A lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Mustapha Hameed, said the president was standing on a rostrum decorated with a red cloth on top and the Ghana flag by the sides.
He blasted the NDC activists as “people with huge intellectual deficits” who are suffering from “colour blindness.”
Another Akufo-Addo supported provided a clearer photo showing the president standing on top of a red carpet and not the Ghana flag.
“NDC propaganda…it happened in Takoradi the President wasn’t on the flag. It was a decor,” Baffour Okyere wrote.