Demo hits President Mahama in Germany.
A number of Ghanaians living in Germany have protested against President John Dramani Mahama over the worsening economic conditions in Ghana.
Mahama arrived in Berlin on Sunday on a state visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. He was welcomed by hundreds of Ghanaian residents including students, chiefs and opinion leaders.
The demonstrators were reported to have staged the protest outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin where the President had a meeting with the Ghanaian Community.
Some of the protesters were holding placards that read: “Stop cocaine trade in Ghana,” “Mahama is a thief.” However, majority of Ghanaians who came to welcome the President carried placards with messages like: “Thanks for providing portable water,” “We love you Mr President,” “JM we appreciate your work” among others.
Flagstaff House reacts
The government has dismissed reports that hundreds of Ghanaians living in the European country demonstrated against the President.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Flagstaff House said only 18 supporters of the opposition NPP staged the protest.
“In a sharp contrast to the handful (exact count, 18 people) of opposition NPP supporters who were outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin holding placards insulting the President of the Republic of Ghana, hundreds of patriotic, concerned and hardworking Ghanaians living in Germany.”
The statement added that over 300 Ghanaians gathered to interact with President Mahama.
“The over three hundred Ghanaians who attended the Ghanaian Community Meeting to interact with the President included Ghanaian professional, traditional leaders, students, business executives, children of Ghanaians living in Germany some of who are now Germans of Ghanaian Origin and a number of friends of Ghana.”