#KickNanaOut, a crusade intended to highlight the ills of the Akufo-Addo administration is waging on social media as some Ghanaians express their dissatisfaction with the performance of the government.
The President has come under fire after French News Agency (AFP) called him out for peddling falsehood in his claim that the country has administered more tests per million people than any other country in Africa.
“Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo claimed in a speech that his country had administered more COVID-19 tests per million people than any other country in Africa. However, the claim is false; AFP has found from available statistics that Ghana comes behind South Africa and at least two other African countries”.
“The president made the statement on May 10 in a televised broadcast about the novel coronavirus pandemic, which was also widely viewed on Facebook”, wrote AFP.
“But the claim is false. To verify this, AFP compared available data from Ghana to that of five other countries: Nigeria, the most populous African nation; South Africa, which has administered the highest number of tests overall according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; and Mauritius, Botswana and Djibouti, because while much smaller in population, these countries have conducted relatively high numbers of tests” excerpts of the AFP story reads.
The ‘expose’ immediately triggered serious conversations on social media as a section of the general public took to Twitter to voice out their concerns.
A chunk of the tweets are about the ‘dishonesty and lies’ of the Akufo-Addo administration while a handful are reactions to a message of threat sent to actress Lydia Forson, an actress.
Below are some tweets
If the NPP government continue to go around the world,borrowing money, and invest it in aboboyaa which will vamoose into thin air, import a stone to build a cathedral and make such appointments and pay them;how will we get money to build hospital.#KickNanaOut #175Africa— Dominique Amedeker (@MAmedeker) May 17, 2020
We have a presidential staffer paid with taxpayers money to oversee the building of a national cathedral. We are so religious that we want to build a cathedral but out of the 30 million Ghanaians we can not find a single person who can offer that to “God’ for free.#KickNanaOut— Dominique Amedeker (@MAmedeker) May 17, 2020
It takes a trustworthy person to lead a nation and not a lair, good governance has nothing to do with oversized appointees, insults, looting and sharing to enrich themselves, family and friends , unnecessarily borrowings, drama and so on and so forth ????? #KickNanaOut #GO4JM2020 pic.twitter.com/QrQG0LsUkn— PRINCE HENRY KOFORIDUA ???????? (@tabi_henry) May 17, 2020
In Ghana, an opposition party complains when the COVID19 cases go up, criticizes when it is low, doubt when people are recovering. Wicked elements in every country including US who see the corona situation as a source of financial/political benefit. #175Africa #KickNanaOut— Thank God (@DarlingKof1) May 17, 2020
Today, Radio Gold is dusted with a vicious political snap, and her workers, with all their commitment, talent and experience are home begging to feed their families - all because they choose to use their energies to defend the nation.#KickNanaOut #175Africa— Dominique Amedeker (@MAmedeker) May 16, 2020
Someone should tell President Akufo Addo @NAkufoAddo we are still waiting for the 350 SHS and 94 hospital's he promised because he has just 7 months in office to hand over power to President John Mahama @JDMahama #KickNanaOut #StopTheNewVotersRegister pic.twitter.com/1QyiNQmpxd— PRINCE HENRY KOFORIDUA ???????? (@tabi_henry) May 17, 2020
#KickNanaOut— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) May 16, 2020
Fellow Ghanaians There Are Over 1000 Family n Friends Staff Working Only In Akuffo Addo's Presidential Office,Besides His Useless 125 Ministers.All Of Dem Are Not Doing Nothing n It Just Job For His Family n Their 1yr Salaries,Bonus n Allowances Is Getting To $500m pic.twitter.com/1hQ34E0npm
#KickNanaOut oh Akufo-Addo— Eugene O’Brien (@eclocks23) May 16, 2020
The embarrassment has gone very far. .
If u keep embarrassing urself in Ghana and no one calls u to order, this is what happens. . .
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SHAME pic.twitter.com/fGVHKHJgCF
Ghana in 2020 - You can use Birth Certificate to get Passport & Ghana Card.— Baba Mohammed ???????????????????????? (@Dorsty1R) May 16, 2020
You can use Ghana Card & Passport to get Voter's ID
BUT you can't use Birth Certificate to get a Voter's ID.
The illogicality of this duo #KickNanaOut pic.twitter.com/rxWisWTqef
EC's IT Consultant was on Citi FM 3months ago. A texter asked him if EC cannot migrate the current data to the new one they want to do— Yayra Koku (@YayraKoku) May 16, 2020
Now listen to what he said
Is it true that the plan to exclude the current voter ID card was a directive from the Presidency?#KickNanaOut pic.twitter.com/jNhNLdXlTW
So it took a French based news agency to expose @NAkufoAddo about the fact that Ghana was testing far more than any other African country, and interestingly he again lied that the @WHO had shown interest in our testing model. How can Akufo-addo lie like this #KickNanaOut— Dzifa GUNU (@DzifaGUNU) May 16, 2020
You wake up to stupid hashtags like “#kicknanaout”. In terms of crisis like this all you people think of is politics? Can’t the two parties work hand in hand to produce something reasonable than hit on each other?— ??? godF?????????????????????™ (@iamonegodfather) May 16, 2020
Is this how low we have gotten to? People can't speak their minds freely without being threatened? What's her crime @NAkufoAddo is the most dangerous person right now in Ghana— Dzifa GUNU (@DzifaGUNU) May 16, 2020
We have to #KickNanaOut pic.twitter.com/Tfmjiz1QEm
#KickNanaOut— Big Daddy Cee (@BigDaddyCee7) May 16, 2020
So What Is Akuffo Addo Using The IMF $1bn n Covid-19 Fund For?
As At Now Frontline Health Workers 50% Allowances For April Is Still In Arrears,Health Workers Need More PPEs To Help Fight Dis Virus?No Free Masks For Citizens But Becus Of Election EC Have More PPEs pic.twitter.com/34TTmlbES7
Now tell me, if this government isnt so keen to rig the election, why all these??? Just as Nana Addo said, I'm not going to be a spectator but a citizen. Some Ghanaians cannot afford to buy nose masks yet the EC has been provided with PPE's by the government. #KickNanaOut pic.twitter.com/rMtvIpnAXo— J6lack (@Mr_Acquah_) May 15, 2020
The visionary leader John Dramani Mahama has enumerated some of his visions for this country after 2020 elections. He has done it before and will continue this time round watch and be informed...????????????????????????????????????#KICKNANAOUT! pic.twitter.com/jFu88Q1KYr— Hon Nana Ayensu (@estherayensu1) May 13, 2020