Renowned social media influencer, GH Mouthpiece, has disclosed that she lost her job at Accra-based Kingdom FM after speaking out against President Akufo-Addo and his government regarding economic challenges in Ghana during the #FixTheCountry protest.
Recounting the incident during an interview on the Delay Show , she detailed how, on a crucial day, her boss unexpectedly summoned her just before going leave.
In a state of anger, he confronted her about her activities the previous night.
Initially bewildered, she denied any wrongdoing.
To her astonishment, he played a video featuring her quoting the President’s past campaign message, “We are sitting on money but still, we are hungry,” and added her voice, emphasizing that hunger had only worsened since he assumed power.
After viewing the video, he questioned her about her decision to create content centered around the president.
She explained that her intention was to spotlight the current state of the country.
However, when she requested to return to work, he denied the request.
“He pulled out a video of me addressing some concerns with regard to the ‘fix the country’ campaign. In the video, I poked Nana Addo for promising us a better life whereas we are currently experiencing worse situations. Before he came to power, he said Ghana was sitting on a gold mine but the citizens were hungry. Now you are in power and we are still living in the same Ghana, we haven’t relocated into the bush but things have worsened. That’s what I said in the video, but I recorded it in my house.
“I admitted to recording this video when my managers confronted me. My boss asked why I disrespectfully spoke about the president in that manner… He showed me a chat between him and the president at 1 am. In the conversation, the president was complaining about the video I did. After the confrontation, I asked if I could go back on air and my boss said no.
“Quickly, I walked to my office, picked up my bag and laptop and the show was left ajar. Days later, I was called from home to write an apology letter to the president. In fact, an already printed apology letter was handed to me to read and sign. So, I resigned. My soul, mind and spirit had left the job,” she stated in an interview with Delay.
Consequently, she had to clear her desk and leave.In the following days, Gh Mouthpiece was pressured to write an apology letter to the President, despite feeling that she had not offended him.
She eventually signed an apology letter drafted by her producer and manager. Although she was offered her job back, she chose to decline and resigned instead.