An irate crowd at the Global Citizen Festival hooted at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after appearing on-screen to deliver his remarks on the event.
The crowd started chanting and hooting at the President, apparently out of frustration at the current difficult economic conditions in the country.
A video of the event surfaced online as the crowd could be heard rhythmically chanting: “away, away,”
The President delivered his remarks on the screen as he pointed out how the whole has descended on Ghana for the festival.
“The whole world is in Ghana today,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.
Watch the moment below…
About the Global Citizen Festival
The Global Citizen Festival started as a music festival where fans take action to end extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets to attend.
The inaugural Global Citizen Festival took place on September 29, 2012 with 60,000 in attendance on the Great Lawn in New York’s iconic Central Park. The festival featured live performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’Naan and more. Since then, artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and many more have performed on the Global Citizen Festival stage.
The concert is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Tickets to the festival are awarded through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling your political representatives, participating in challenges, and more.
The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will take place in Black Star Square Accra, Ghana, and on Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City, USA, on 24 September.