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General News of Monday, 15 January 2018


We didn't summon US Ambassador to Flagstaff House - Foreign Affairs Ministry

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The Ministry of Foreign affairs has emphatically denied news circulating that, President Nana Akufo-Addo has summoned the US Ambassador to Ghana to the Flagstaff House over US President Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments.

The Ministry in a press release said, the statement attributed to the Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is false and should be disregarded by the general public.

Below is the full statement

Foreign Ministry reacts to news on Social Media: “President Akufo-Addo summons U.S. Ambassador to the Flagstaff House on President Trump’s racist comment”

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has taken note of the statement circulating on social media, purported to have been written by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, alleging that the United States Ambassador to Ghana had been summoned by the President of the Republic of the Flagstaff House on January, 15, 2018 over derogatory remarks about Haitians and Africans attributed to President Donald Trump of the United States.The ministry wishes to state emphatically that the statement was not written by the Minister. The Ministry, therefore, appeals to all well-minded Ghanaians to disregard the statement.”

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