General News Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has denied a purported statement from the ministry suggesting that President Akufo-Addo in the wake of Mr. Trumps’ “shithole” slurs summoned the US Ambassador to Ghana to the Flagstaff House.A Press statement released by the ministry said it did not sanction such statement making rounds on social media platforms.
“The ministry wishes to state emphatically that the statement was not written by the Minister. The ministry, therefore appeals to all well-minded readers to disregard the statement.” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the United States Embassy in Ghana, despite the outrageous racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to President Trump has insisted US still values the people of Africa.
The US Embassy in a tweet on Saturday, January 13 stated:“We have great respect for the people of Africa.”
It added: “Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve here alongside Ghanaians, and we deeply value our relationship with them.”
There were a chorus of condemnation worldwide after Mr. Trump in a semi-public meeting described African nations, as well as Haiti and El Salvador as “shitholes” and questioned why so many of their citizens had ever been permitted to enter America.
Ghanaian leader, President Akufo-Addo, scandalized by the development slammed President Donald Trump over his loose talk, saying Ghana will not accept his insults.
Mr. Trump has been branded a shocking and shameful racist.
In a strongly-worded statement, the UN said it was impossible to describe his remarks as anything other than racist, while the Vatican decried Trump’s words as “particularly harsh and offensive”.
The 55-nation African Union said the remarks were “clearly racist”.