Ghanaians criticise Nana Addo over Notre Dame condolence tweet

Ghanaians on social media have slammed President Akufo-Addo for ignoring flood victims in the country and rather choosing to commiserate with victims of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

Seven lives were lost following Sunday’s heavy downpour in Accra, which led to massive floods in certain parts of the capital.

This brings to 12, the total number of lives lost as a result of floods in Accra in the space of a week, after five other bodies were initially retrieved from flood waters by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Far away in France, another disaster struck as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was also engulfed in flames on Monday.

President Akufo-Addo subsequently took to Twitter to send words to condolence to victims of the Notre Dame fire.

“The Ghanaian people and I are shocked by the news of the destruction of the great Parisian Cathedral, Notre Dame, one of the most iconic buildings of world civilization and extend our heartfelt condolences to President  and to the French people on their great loss,” Nana Addo tweeted.

“Our thoughts are with them, and we are hopeful and prayerful that efforts to save what is left of this historic Cathedral will be successful.”

However, his action seemed to irk a section of Ghanaians who believe the President was being a hypocrite by ignoring victims of the Accra floods and rather commiserating with others in a foreign land.

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