Controversial TV/Radio personality Afia Schwarzenegger doesn’t see why Ghana should celebrate its 60th Anniversary as a nation.
In an open letter penned to the President, Afia Schwarzenegger who calls herself the unofficial concubine of the President Nana Akufo-Addo asked him to halt the 2017 celebration because it was unnecessary.
The nation she said has “no jobs for the youth; schools still under trees; power crises; etc. Hence Ghana should bow her head in shame instead of celebrating”.
Below is the full open letter
Dear Mr President… Ghana will be 60 a few days after my birthday and I will be turning 35 years this year.. Looking at my 35 years accomplishment which I started with nothing and A 60 years healthy mother who had it all but chose to squander, I think Granny is not worth celebrating A 60 yrs Mother who can’t boast of a stable relationship with electricity and water in this modern age My 60 years mother who got nothing in her accounts but debts… My 60 years mother whose children are all jobless My 60 yrs mother that prostitute herself internationally for gas etc is not worth celebrating.. Mr President, some of us are still looking forward to the change you promised.. And as a citizen not a spectator,I plead with your office to be different in this years anniversary celebration , Enough of squandering money on dinner dance,anniversary clothes,parties,etc Enough of squandering money on fuel for aircraft shows etc Ain’t we tired of watching men in uniform and students march every 6th March Can we use that day to do something very significant to this nation than printing brochures and partying with other head of states with loan..eg a nation wide massive clean up exercise whiles our men uniform assist in disposing the rubbish we will gather to avoid flooding?? Etc Most Ghanaians are looking forward to the change and believe you can deliver.. This is the time to prove yourself as a man of your word. Thank you so much Sir God bless you and God bless our homeland Ghana. #Queenofcomedygh # Onyamekala #MAD # mycaseisdifferentDress by @wardrobeyak
Earlier, this week President Akuffo-Addo announced a 30-member committee to be in charge of planning and executing the Ghana at 60 celebrations.
But the announcement has met a lot of mixed reactions from citizens who feel the state of the economy doesn’t warrant celebration of any sort.
Others also feel that with the scandal that hit the Ghana at 50 celebrations during the erstwhile Kufuor administration, the celebration should be halted to avert further scandals.
The President, however assured Ghanaians that the celebrations will be done in all modesty.