President Nana Akuffo-Addo’s inaugural speech has been accused of having plagiarized content.
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The president who gave the speech at the Independence Square on Saturday, January 7, 2017, appears to have picked a quote from the inaugural speech of former US president George Bush without giving intellectual credit or citing him as a source.
"I ask you to be citizens. Citizens, not spectators. Citizens, not subjects. Responsible citizens, building communities of service and a nation of character," Mr. Bush said on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001
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The change can and should start now. I urge you to be citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects. Responsible citizens building our communities and our nation. Let us work until the work is done."
The similarity of the two speeches was brought to the attention of the public by an NDC activist, Stephen Kwabena Attuah on Facebook after the president’s inaugural address this morning.
The communication team of the President or the New Patriotic Party is yet to respond to the accusation raised against the President by the opposition NDC.