#FixTheCountry Protestors Clash With Akufo Addo In Germany

A protester holds a banner during #fixthecountry protest in Accra, Ghana, on August 4, 2021. The protest aims to demand accountability, good governance, and better living conditions from government. - Several thousand protesters marched in Ghana's capital Accra on Wednesday in the latest rally against President Nana Akufo-Addo's government under the slogan "#FixTheCountry". (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP)

Ghanaians in Germany who chanted “Fix The Country” at President Akufo Addo when he touched down in Germany on Monday, August 23, 2021, caused a moment of embarrassment to the President who scuttle away quickly when the chants got louder.

The random Ghanaians in Germany had ambushed President Akufo Addo on his working visit to Germany, shouting that they needed him to fix the country so that they could return home [Ghana] to a prosperous country.

The protestors in Germany were changing the slogan of the #FixTheCountry Movement in Ghana, which is a movement mobilised by a spontaneous group of young people who started an online hashtag to protest the systemic and political rot in Ghana.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the Ghanaians domiciled in Germany complained bitterly to the President about the state of Ghana under his administration and challenged him to fix the rot.

 “Nana Fix the country, we love you Nana so fix the country. Fix the country so that we can come back home. We can’t be begging for our rights all the time. We want to come back home, we have gold, we have oil. Africa with Minerals but we have nothing to write home about,” one of the protestors shouted.

Another one shouted, “We have oil, we have gold and cocoa, but we are suffering here. Fix the country for us, so we can be better people. We are not a poor country.”

The protestors suspect that Akufo Addo’s visit to Germany was to seek aid from the European country.

Meanwhile, in the President’s itinerary, he is reportedly scheduled to meet up with the manufacturers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to seek some 2 million doses for Ghana.

It is unclear if the government of Ghana will be paying for the consignment or it will be an arranged aid package as is often the case for Ghana’s vaccine effort.

The only time the government decided to pay for the vaccines-the Russian Sputnik vaccines, it ended up is a massive disaster riddled with corruption and dubious deal.


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