Akufo-Addo has not donated $2m for Notre Dame reconstruction

Nana Akufo-Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Presidency has denied reports circulating on social media that the President has donated $2 million towards the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

A major fire engulfed the medieval cathedral, one of France’s most famous landmarks, last Tuesday.

The 850-year-old Gothic building‘s spire and the roof collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, was saved in the fire that took nine hours and 400 fire firefighters to put out.

In the aftermath, French President, Emmanuel Macron in a rather emotional address vowed to rebuild the iconic structure and since then millions of dollars have been pouring in by way of donations from across the world.

Notre Dame fire
Fire Fighters control the blaze at the historical Cathedral

Ghana has yet to make any such donations, but a video on streaming channel, Youtube has claimed the President, Akufo-Addo made a $2 million donation. 

Although the video does not look Ghanaian for the avoidance of doubt, the government has issued a disclaimer.

Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin in a message to Myjoyonline.com asked for the video and its content to be disregarded.

He said “the assertions being made on social media to the effect that President Akufo-Addo has donated $2 million to the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral are not true.

“No such thing has been done. We urge all to disregard this false news,” the disclaimer urged. 

credit: myjoyonline.com


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