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General News of Sunday, 14 January 2018


Akufo-Addo summons US ambassador over 'shithole' comment

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has summoned the Ambassador for the United States of America to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson to the Flagstaff House on Monday 15th January.

He is to explain claims by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump that Africans, Caribbeans and Haitians are from "shithole"

A statement from the Presidency said Nana Akufo-Addo sees the invitation of the Ambassador of United States to the Flagstaff as necessary following unprovoked attacks by President Trump on the African continent.

"We wish to draw the attention of the United States that Africans, Caribbeans and Haitians are very responsible people who have over the years, presented their positions on issues in the best of their interests." It said

It continued that Ghana shall not tolerate without response, comments that seek to denigrate our freedoms and rights, and urged Ghanaians to remain calm as we deal with this matter at the level it requires.

US President Donald Trump has been condemned Worldwide for calling African and Carribean countries "shithole"

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