In the last few weeks, Ghana president, Nana Akufo-Addo received widespread condemnation from social media users who thought the president's sympathies with the French people on the destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral was misplaced.
The thousands, if not millions who took problems with Nana Akufo-Addo's sympathies with the French people in the wake of the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral have good reasons to do so.
Indeed, the people who criticised the president noted that in his own country, five people had died from a flood while no one lost their life in the cathedral destruction.
In fairness, it is not unusual for presidents to take the opportunity to make statements on matters of global significance. It shines the light on them, for sometime at least.
But if Akufo-Addo wanted an international issue on which to crusade, the crises in southern Africa due to extreme weather were there to be talked about.
Here are some photos from Mozambique that point to the severity of the matter.
1. Oxfam has described the issue as a humanitarian crisis
2. International non-profits are in Mozambique to compliment the efforts of government
3. It is not quite clear what the cost to the loss of properties is
4. Lives lost lost are estimated to be in the thousands
5. The Mozambican government is struggling to raise the money required for management of the disaster
Two cyclones have have hit Mozambique in less than a month and the rest of Africa is just observing out of either helpless pity or nonchalance.
Akufo-Addo could have taken to the international media and reached out to the Mozambican people offering them all that Ghana could. But he failed.
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