Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has reacted angrily at an “unfortunate” comments attributed to the US President, Donald Trump denigrating African countries.
Mr. Trump in a private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation is reported to have repeatedly called African countries, Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes”.
Though the US president has denied the reports, his accusers have held on to their grounds, insisting he made those comments.
In a tweet on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo joined a host of world leaders to condemn Donald Trump.
Maintaining that Ghana is not a “shithole”, Nana Akufo-Addo said Trump’s reference was ” extremely unfortunate”
He stressed, “We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.”
The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are “shithole countries” is extremely unfortunate. We are certainly not a “shithole country”. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 13, 2018
Meanwhile, the African Union has responded to the insult, demanding an apology from Donald Trump.
The AU said the “remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity”.
The continental body’s statement added, “While expressing our shock, dismay and outrage, the African Union strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current Administration.
“There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries.”
By Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana