The IMF should ask gov’t how much it cost them to build hideous podium before it gives us funds- A Plus

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Political and social commentator, Kwame A-Plus has beckoned the International Monetary Fund to question the government on how much it spent to design a podium at the Kotoka International Airport.

The stage which was used in receiving Vice President Kamala Harris on her visit to Ghana on Sunday, March 26 has attracted scores of criticism from Ghanaians who deemed the drapings and design as horrible.

Adding his voice to the debate, the controversial musician and politician in a post on Instagram ridiculed the podium’s design describing it as a “Caricature”

According to him, aside from the hideous nature of the stage in comparison to stages mounted at the Uefa Champions, Superbowl, or any standard world events, it would have also cost an arm and a leg.

“You watch the Champions League final or the World Cup in Qatar, and within a matter of minutes, a beautiful podium is built for presentation. You watch the Super Bowl halftime show, and within the twinkle of an eye, the whole playing field is turned into a gorgeous stage for a musical concert. Here in Umofia, this is what Atta ne Atta were able to build in 73 hours; the most annoying part is that this caricature will be more expensive than any of the aforementioned,” he wrote

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Continuing his satirical post, he also admonished the IMF to investigate the cost of the podium before doling out any bailout cash for the government.

“Dear International Monetary Fund, before you give them the loan, ask them how much was spent to build this Susubribi village square, and you’ll know what your money will be used for,” A Plus continued.

V.P Kamala Harris during her official state visit to Ghana which began on Sunday promised the government it would help out in IMF negotiations.

The U.S. has also pledged $100m to support Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Togo to tackle violent insurgency.

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