Social Media Reactions: Akufo-Addo’s Interview With BBC’s Peter Ōkwóchè
On Twitter, users have expressed their opinions on President Akufo-Addo’s conversation with BBC’s Peter Ōkwóchè.
On Monday’s Focus on Africa broadcast, President Akufo-Addo discussed the recently enacted Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) Bill, the country’s tourist sector, and the Black Stars’ qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
Read Some tweets below:
If the Journos in this country will stop being SYCOPHANTS and BOOTLICKERS,and asked the right and hard questions to his face,and also stopped the CHARADE we see in this country in the name of interview. Peter Okwoche wouldn't have EXPOSED him badly. Very awful #JoySMS https://t.co/15r3yRzMzj
— John Nyavor (@NyavorJohnny) April 5, 2022
Sincerely, I [email protected] EMBARRASSED as a Ghanaian to watch this interview @PeterOkwoche had with my President, @NAkufoAddo. Not even his nephew @GabbyDarko was impressed. He wasn’t [email protected] but failed to answer the questions. Kpordawoe pic.twitter.com/7cKRg9S4Rb
— Elikem E. K. Kotoko 🇬🇭 (@ElikemKotoko) April 4, 2022
Wheew..😂 That BBC INTERVIEW was very uncomfortable for irritated Akufo-Addo. Hear how he tags Peter Okwoche's statements as "provocative" just because he was told "Ghanaian economy is doing terribly" and "E-levy taxes an already impoverished people." FACE FACTS MR. PRESIDENT!!! pic.twitter.com/muNV1Ns4wr
— Mirpuri✍ (@InterBoy1908) April 5, 2022
Nana Addo on BBC answering to a critical question:
Peter Okwoche: You think it is necessary to tax people who are already impoverished?
Nana Addo: They are not already impoverished, We are talking about taxing an industry.
Me; How did he answer the question?
Which industry ?
— Albert Aheto (@AlbertAheto5) April 4, 2022
Did I just hear the president say to Peter Okwoche the E-Levy was going to tax industries and not individuals? Hmm https://t.co/H7v7oHRFuD
— Elikem (@Elikemz) April 5, 2022
It is either our president wasn’t prepared for the interview with #PeterOkwoche, or the later didn’t provide the envisaged “Ghana-style” interview. The question on e-levy, and the response was difficult to watch.
— Dan Otoo (@geo_modeller) April 5, 2022