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Meek Mill video: Office of the President was unaware of filming, says Awua Ababio

Appearing on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (10 January), Akwasi Awua Ababio said the development will serve as a wake-up call to the government

Akwasi Awua Ababio, the director of diasporan affairs at the Office of the President, has said officials were unaware that the American rapper Meek Mill was shooting a music video at Jubilee House when he visited President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The American rapper has faced a barrage of criticism after sharing the video clip on social media.

Appearing on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (10 January 2023), Ababio said the government has learned serious lessons from the development.

“I think that from this Meek Mill video issue, lessons should be learned, because while we do want Africans from the diaspora coming here, there must be an understanding of limitations.

“I will say for sure that the people around during the shooting of Meek Mill’s video at Jubilee House did not know that it was being shot,” Ababio told Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on Asaase 99.5 Accra.

“The fact is that what makes Ghana so attractive is the fact that we have so much diversity and tolerance here; in respect to religion and belief and especially security,” Ababio said.

Watch Akwasi Awua Ababio in the video clip attached below:

Apology

Meek Mill has since apologised to the people of Ghana for the video footage that he shot at Jubilee House on 30 December 2022.

Security concerns

Meanwhile, the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has raised concerns that the video was shot unknown to officials at Jubilee House.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (10 January), Ablakwa reiterated calls for an investigation into the incident.

“It does appear Meek Mill’s multiple apologies to Ghanaians are quite sincere & should be accepted by all,” he said.

“My only serious reservation, however, is his claim that he engaged in all that deplorable desecration & major security breach on the blind side of officials.

“Is the President safe? Is Ghana safe? This has, without a scintilla of doubt, further justified earlier demands for urgent investigations & severe sanctions,” Ablakwa wrote on Facebook.

Below is the full post:

 

Fred Dzakpata

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