Broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart has taken a swipe on the 7 days national mourning of the late Monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.
According to him, the directive is hypocritical considering the fact that many royals have died in Ghana without any such observation of national character and also in the UK.
He is livid the passing on of the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, the Asantehemaa, late Prof. Mills and other high ranking Ghanaians were not accorded such recognition in the UK and other countries but is being done here.
Mr. Smart explained he is not against celebrating the late queen but expects same honour be accorded Ghanaian royals.
“How can you celebrate someone’s queen and leave your king who died? Did Britain fly their flags at half mast when Mills died? Did we do that when Asantehemaa died?
How do we even respect the Okyenhene, Asantehene, the Ga Mantse and others? We don’t revere our own as it is being done to the queen,” he expressed.
President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed yesterday that all National flags fly at half mast for 7 days following the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II.
The President noted the gesture is to honour the memory of the longest serving Monarch of the Great Britain and then Head of the Commonwealth, the Organisation of which Ghana is a proud member.
The observance is to take effect today, Friday, September 9, 2022.
In honour of her memory, I have directed that all official flags in the nation fly at half-mast for seven (7) days, as from tomorrow, Friday, 9th September. 6/7
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) September 8, 2022
This followed an extension of his condolences to King Charles III, her successor, on behalf of the government and people of Ghana.
The President further extended his condolences to the entire Royal Family, the Prime Minister and the government and people of the Great Britain.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the @RoyalFamily, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain on the death, today, of HM Queen Elizabeth II,” he tweeted.