A video that has gone viral on social media shows President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s emotional reaction during a tree planting ceremony on Green Ghana Day.
The video shows President Akufo-Addo apparently upset as he commands the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey to take action on something.
The incident happened at the University of Ghana, where dignitaries gathered to celebrate the Green Ghana Day initiative on June 9.
The event was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of tree planting, and encouraging citizens to actively participate in reforestation efforts across the country.
During the event, as the national anthem was being sung, attendees proudly stood, symbolizing their patriotism, however, towards the conclusion of the anthem, President Akufo-Addo can be seen in the video visibly agitated and forcefully instructing Henry Quartey to address a situation that purportedly had transpired during the anthem recitation.
According to social media reports, a chief at the event was sitted while the national anthem was being played and the president; furious, had ordered the Greater Accra Minister to call him to order.
The tree-planting ceremony at the University of Ghana was attended by prominent figures including government officials, local leaders, students, and representatives from various organizations dedicated to environmental preservation.