In a country where over eight million people earn less than $2 per day, the president in a profligate spending style travels to a United Nation’s session with an entourage of fifty people, each staying in plush and expensive hotels in New York City. Back home, the elitist president’s brother flies in the comfort of a private jet while the masses travel for over 6 hours to get from Kumasi to the capital, Accra due to poor road network.
Drug dealers have found a way to the president's heart by contributing to his campaign war chest. Political donors freely move around Ghana’s airports without being asked for identification. On Monday, officials at Heathrow Airport in London seized their biggest cache of cannabis in three years on a plane that arrived from Ghana.