The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has filed a report on Mr Asiedu Nketia winter coat which has generated media attention in Ghana.
Mr Asiedu Nketia’s coat captured in a number of photographs during President Mahama’s recent visit to Germany has been the talk of town in Ghana with some describing it as feminine.
“In an interview with a Kumasi based radio station, Hello FM on Friday morning, the NDC General Secretary explained he was aware that coat was feminine.
See the BBC report below:
Ghana: Senior official wears wife’s coat on state visit
A senior official in Ghana’s ruling party has laughed off criticism for wearing his wife’s coat during an official visit to Germany, it’s reported.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, was snapped wearing a camel-coloured, fur-trimmed number on the trip, and was promptly ridiculed by fellow politicians and social media users, the Graphic website reports. Mr Nketia says nobody in Germany mentioned his choice of attire, but it was a different story back home in Ghana, where one opposition politician seized on the fashion choice as evidence of a “totally confused” administration.
Mr Nketia has met the mockery with good humour, and says he isn’t bothered by the fuss. “When we embark on a state visit… we are going to use our brains to help the country, not to showcase our attire at fashion show,” he said in a radio interview, adding that he didn’t see the point in buying a new coat for such a fleeting visit. And it seems there is an upside to being ridiculed for your fashion choices. In an interview published on the Ghana Vibes website Mr Nketia says: “I can hit my chest and say that I’m the only political party executive to chart a new fashion trend.”