Sky News in UK tags Ghana as world's poorest people in COVID-19 vaccine report

Sky News in UK tags Ghana as world's poorest people in COVID-19 vaccine report

- Popular UK Media House Sky News has described Ghana as a part of the poorest people in the entire world

- This was after Ghana led the entire world in the bold move to be the first country to obtain the COVAX vaccine

- The report becomes one of many times that a positive story from Ghana and Africa is nipped in its glory by negative remarks from a UK media house

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Sky News, a known media house in the United Kingdom has described Ghana as part of the world's poorest people in a COVID-19 related report.

In the post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Instagram handle of the organization, it made the statement after 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ghana.

All over the world, Ghana was hailed for being the first country to obtain the COVAX, but Sky News decided to go on a route that has highly misrepresented the West African country.

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Sky News in UK tags Ghana as world's poorest people in COVID-19 vaccine report
Sky News in UK tags Ghana as world's poorest people in COVID-19 vaccine report Credit: Mediaweek.com.au
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See Sky News' report below:

"A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca #coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Ghana as part of a global effort to immunise the world's poorest people" were the original words used.

This is not the first time a success in the African space has been marred by unfair journalistic reporting by foreign media houses.

Previously, some top Ghanaian personalities poured their hearts out regarding an undeniably defamatory and racist report on Thomas Partey by the United Kingdom's TheSun.co.uk.

The UK Media reported that Thomas Partey enjoyed a massive welcome to Arsenal and went on to say that he had come a long way from a "poverty-stricken existence in Ghana".

The piercing unprofessional nature of the lede was toned down at the time YEN.com.gh filed this report as the existence of the talented footballer has now been described as "humble".

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