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Was popular Osu restaurant shut down for Kamala Harris to have lunch?

A screenshot showing Secret Service agents scanning around the Buka restaurant

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

A popular African restaurant in Osu hosted visiting US Vice President Kamala Harris when she was in town on a three-day visit.

The claim that Harris was at the Buka restaurant for lunch was posted on the Facebook timeline of Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng, who wrote: “Apparently, Buka Restaurant in Osu was shut down today to enable Akosua Kamala enjoy authentic African cuisine.

“Clearly this must have been planned in advance, with Secret Service guys combing the place with a fine toothcomb and hovering over the preparation with eagle eyes.

“The management of the place must be thrilled with this major advertising scoop. If Akos visits Kumasi, I recommend Efie Fufuo in Patase with sweaty, authentic pounders and green soup with akrante, snails and mushrooms bubbling away.”

The accompanying one minute 16 seconds video filmed ostensibly by someone in a building opposite the place showed a supposed Secret Service agent stationed in front of the place coordinating the arrival of Harris' entourage.

A Ghana Police dispatch rider comes through followed by two police vans and a diplomatic van, all waved on to park in front of the facility.

Seconds later, a Black car with a white number plate and a cream coloured one with red number plate are directed into the premises.

More suited agents step out scanning the area with a few staff of Buka also sighted, the video ends before the occupant of the Black car, believed to be Kamala Harris steps out.


The US VP has posted content of almost all her engagements on her Twitter handle but none featured her visit to Buka.

GhanaWeb can confirm that the location in question was the Buka restaurant premises but we have also not gotten confirmation of the development from the management.

Who did Kamala go to have lunch with, what did she eat and drink during her time there; questions that we would love to have had answers to.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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