Blakk Rasta, a radio host, chastised Ken Ofori-Atta, the finance minister, when his workers greeted him like a hero after reading the 2024 budget.
He claims that because Ken Ofori-Atta has betrayed the country and because the employees are state officials, they are not required to greet him as a hero.
The radio host said that it is unfortunate that public personnel are acting in this way, adding that their acts were motivated by a desire to keep their positions.
Speaking on the UrbanBlend program, Blakk Rasta urged Ken Ofori-Atta to put more effort into solving the issues that need to be fixed in order to stabilize the economy rather than pursuing such “childish” ideas.
“So is this how childish Ofori-Atta can be? Is this how childish our civil servants can be? Look how Ghanaians are dying night and day. Because of dialysis, we have killed several Ghanaians, all because they couldn’t pay some astronomical rates. We have killed our schoolchildren because we couldn’t provide some kind of water transport for them.
“And you look at the pictures and you see people who have gutted to hail a failed Finance Minister. These are people who are trying to protect their jobs. These are people who if they refuse to do this hero worship will lose their jobs. From a vindictive leader, it’s a shame,” said Blakk Rasta.
He continued: “China has found a way to grow cocoa in China. We haven’t found a way to grow apples in Ghana. What the heck is happening? The other day you were knocking on the doors of the IMF and the World Bank. All of a sudden, everything is peace and safety.”
His response follows on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, when Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2024 Budget and financial statement before parliament and was greeted with a guard of honor upon his return to his office.
Staff members were ready for the minister when his motorcade arrived at the ministry’s location.
The congregation applauded as the preacher got out of his car, grinning broadly.