The CNN in the article, titled ‘Ghana election: Incumbent concedes to Nana Akufo-Addo’ said ; “The national economy will be Akufo-Addo’s major challenge. Oil reserves were discovered off the coast of Ghana in 2007, but Ghanaians struggle to obtain food and day-to-day services.
Rolling blackouts are common and citizens often stand in long line to obtain products.” The assertion has angered many Ghanaians online who have accused the TV network of twisting the facts to project the country in bad light.
Jemila Wunpuni Abdulai, a blogger challenged CNN’s publication and called for a relook the facts on the ground.
Ghanaian sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith also described the article as a “lazy reportage” about Ghana’s election.
CNN in the league of shameless western media...always looking for blood and negative stories from Africa. #CNNGetItRight #proudGhanaian pic.twitter.com/LZxMvTQKPn— Isaac Essel (@isaacessel) December 11, 2016
Its hightime the fake news & false reportage on African nations by western media ENDED! Completely unacceptable. Racist @CNN #CNNGetItRight pic.twitter.com/Lx2OV2VlS8— Kwadwo Adu-Amankwa (@AmankwaK) December 11, 2016
Ghanaians on social media unhappy with @CNN reportage of elections which portray Ghana in wrong light. #CNNGetItRight gaining traction. pic.twitter.com/VfRMIi64qT— #ElectionHQ (@Joy997FM) December 11, 2016