“Ghana Was Not Painted Black” – Spanish Ambassador


Former President John Mahama came under a heavy bashing after he met with diplomats and showed them videos of the assault on citizens at the Ayawaso By-election which was won by the ruling New Patriotic Party.

However Spanish Ambassador to Ghana Alicia Rico has rubbished claims that the Mr. Mahama “painted Ghana Black” to diplomats.

“This is unpatriotic and shameful. It is because if he gathered Ghanaians, call it the academia or Ghanaian professionals or Ghanaian businessmen and he talked about matters of concern to him, I’ll have no problem. He’s a former head of state and then for a very important opinion leader but to gather foreigners and try to paint Ghana black is just not acceptable,” Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo said of the former president’s actions.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, the Spanish ambassador who had earlier declined to offer a definitive response on the matter, yielded to the insistence of a caller on the subject answering “ No, I don’t think Ghana has been painted black”.


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