The Presidency says President Akufo-Addo’s convoy did not hear the supposed booing during the President’s recent tour of the Ashanti Region. 

According to the Communications Director at the Presidency, even President Akufo-Addo did not hear it. 

He added that himself (Eugene Arhin) was not aware of the jeers from onlookers.

“I didn’t hear anything. Even the president himself [didn’t hear anything too]. Some of us were a little bit taken aback [when we saw that in the media],” he said in a media interview with Citi FM. 

However, Mr Arhin said the alleged booing could be akin to what happened to the President at the Global Citizen Festival Concert last month. 

“It is just like, probably, what happened during the Global Citizen festival. 

“A group of people standing somewhere doing their own thing, and they record… but meanwhile, once you are in front there, you literally don’t hear anything,” he added. 

There were scenes of jeers and catcalls for President Akufo-Addo, who was inspecting the Phase II of the Kejetia/Central Market Project on Monday, October 17. 

At the Kumasi Central Market, the convoy was met by scores of traders at Adum in the central business district who had displayed their wares for sale.

On seeing the vehicles conveying the president and government officials, the group of market women, hawkers and artisans wasted no time in voicing their displeasure with the prevailing economic situation.

In a video posted on the microblogging platform, TikTok, the traders and passersby are seen in the chorus of boos as the convoy advanced.

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