The president H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, this afternoon, summoned the Ambassador for the United States of America to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson to the Flagstaff House on Monday 15th January, 2017 to explain claims by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump that Africans, Caribbeans and Haitians are from “shithole”
The president sees the invitation of the Ambassador of United States to the Flagstaff as necessary following unprovoked attacks by President Trump on continents mentioned above.
We wish to draw the attention of the United States that Africans, Caribbeans and Haitians are very responsible people who have over the years, presented their positions on issues in the best of their interests.
As a country, we shall not tolerate without response, comments that seeks to denigrate our freedoms and rights.
We wish to call on Ghanaians to remain calm as we deal with this matter at the level it requires.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchway
Minister, Foreign Affairs