Media personality and comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger has sent a patriotic message to the president of Ghana in a new Instagram post.
President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that the upcoming 60th anniversary celebration in March this year, will be modest, saying the country is not in good financial standing to allow for an elaborate ceremony.
However, Afia has asked the president to refocus this year's celebration on developmental projects rather than spending money unnecessarily.
She wrote "Dear Mr President...
Ghana will be 60 a few days after my birthday and I will be turning 35 years this year..
Looking at my 35 years accomplishment which I started with nothing and A 60 years healthy mother who had it all but chose to squander, I think Granny is not worth celebrating
A 60 yrs Mother who can't boast of a stable relationship with electricity and water in this modern age
My 60 years mother who got nothing in her accounts but debts...
My 60 years mother whose children are all jobless
My 60 yrs mother that prostitute herself internationally for gas etc is not worth celebrating.. Mr President, some of us are still looking forward to the change you promised..
And as a citizen not a spectator,I plead with your office to be different in this years anniversary celebration ,
Enough of squandering money on dinner dance,anniversary clothes,parties,etc
Enough of squandering money on fuel for aircraft shows etc
Ain't we tired of watching men in uniform and students march every 6th March
Can we use that day to do something very significant to this nation than printing brochures and partying with other head of states with loan..eg a nation wide massive clean up exercise whiles our men uniform assist in disposing the rubbish we will gather to avoid flooding?? Etc
Most Ghanaians are looking forward to the change and believe you can deliver.. This is the time to prove yourself as a man of your word.
Thank you so much Sir
God bless you and God bless our homeland Ghana."
What do you think of these requests by Afia Schwarzenegger?