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    You forget Ghanaians yet wish ‘rich’ King Charles your sympathy – Oliver Barker-Vormawor

    Renowned activist and leader of the #FixTheCountry and #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has criticized President Akufo-Addo for prioritizing well wishes to King Charles III over addressing the ongoing challenges faced by Ghanaians.

    The rebuke from Barker-Vormawor comes in the aftermath of a tragic road crash that occurred on Monday, February 5, 2024, involving a Tipper Truck and a mini-bus around the China Mall stretch of the Amasaman-Nsawam road.

    Eyewitnesses reported that the mini-bus, slowing down due to a pothole, was struck from behind by the Tipper Truck, resulting in a devastating accident. Seven lives were lost, and six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the heartbreaking incident.

    Expressing his discontent in an X post, Barker-Vormawor questioned the president’s priorities, emphasizing that the attention given to King Charles II raises concerns about the government’s responsiveness to the immediate concerns of its citizens during times of crisis.

    President Akufo-Addo on Monday, February 5, 2024, extended well wishes to the British Royal family following the announcement that King Charles is set to undergo treatment for cancer.

    The president’s message of goodwill was formally conveyed in a statement, part of which read:

    “His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.”

    “On behalf of the people and Government of Ghana, and on behalf of my wife Rebecca, the First Lady, I send best wishes to His Royal Majesty, King Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, as he undergoes treatment for cancer.

    “In these difficult times, our thoughts and prayers are with the British Monarch, his wife, Queen Camilla and the entire British Royal Family, and I join the global community in wishing him strength, courage, and a swift and complete recovery,” it concluded.


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