Ghanaians on twitter have expressed their disgust at a report by Cable News Network(CNN) which says “citizens struggle to obtain food,day-to-day services and they often stand in long lines to obtain products”.
The report which talks about the victory of President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, indicated that his major challenge will be the economy which has suffered some crisis including rolling blackouts.
But mentions that President-elect, Akufo-Addo has promised to improve the economy by overseeing the mining of untapped bauxite deposits and building an integrated aluminum industry.
The report which did not go down well with some Ghanaians due to the factual inaccuracies, misinformation and the fact that Ghanaians have not on any day been in long lines to obtain products started a trend #CNNGetItRight to call the international media organization to get their facts right rather than painting a sour and untrue picture about the country.
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— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) December 11, 2016
My Ghana people. Shall we do something let @CNN know we are tired of their lazy reportage of our election? Tweet them with #CNNGetItRight pic.twitter.com/A4E7GY0fp3
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) December 11, 2016
Such a lazy coverage of a fantastic story by @CNN. No nuance, just the usual template “Africans are suffering.”#CNNGetItRight
— Nana Ama Agyemang (@JustNanaAma) December 11, 2016
If u people can go to Iraq why can’t u come here or at the very least, get your facts right? #CNNGetItRight
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— Milady (@Mi_Nyeekuwaa) December 11, 2016
Oh Ghana fuo: is that how short your celebration n grieving can be, leave @cnn alone😑😑n go to ur day job. shi still #CNNGetItRight
— Shamima Muslim (@shamimamuslim) December 11, 2016
Best way to counter a wrong narrative is to share a new one. How aba using #CNNGetItRight to share what we love about #Ghana? #GhanaDecides
— Jemila #GhanaDecides (@jabdulai) December 11, 2016
On the Global Hunger index Ghana has moved from 22.7 in 2008 to 13.9 in 2016. We certainly don’t queue for Food. We eat right #CNNGetItRight
— John Armah (@JohnArmah) December 11, 2016
CNN what kind of unpardonable error is this? How did Nana Addo lose an election in 1998 when there was no election that year? #CNNGetItRight pic.twitter.com/83xd2mKPED
— Mirpuri (@DennisMirpuri) December 11, 2016
The First Lady of the country also joined the trend to get CNN to give accurate information and stop misinforming the world and painting a bad picture of Ghana.
#CNNGetItRight we are a beautiful and thriving country. Kindly report accurately on us.
— Lordina Mahama (@FirstLadyGhana) December 11, 2016
The call for apology came in.
#CNNGetItRight CNN apologise to Ghanaians and time work with credible Media stations in Ghana before you publish anything. Pls get it right
— Makaftay (@Makaftay1) December 11, 2016
#CNNGetItRight #CNN Very unprofessional report on the Ghana elections? What do you know about Ghana? Better write an apology ASAP.
— Ernest Gyamfi (@gyamfiernest1) December 11, 2016
And those who could not take the shame CNN wants to put Ghana through could not hide their anger so they vent their spleen.
so just because ur agenda ‘Breaking News:war in Ghana’ didnt work,,u go out der tlkn nonsense abt us, siafuo,,#CNNGetItRight
— Khyla Quenzeroiz (@KhylaQuenzeroiz) December 11, 2016
CNN has lost it, credibility going down the drain. If you can’t say anything good just shut up!#CNNGetItRight
— Stephen Kofi Opoku (@Stevoo5Kofi) December 11, 2016
You people are nothing but stupid malafakas @CNN and @StephanieBusari. #CNNGetItRight!! pic.twitter.com/KGCtYkL2B0
— MYLES (@KwekuAdjeiJnr) December 11, 2016
— Yaw Biney (@humansofaccra) December 11, 2016
CNN will walk into Accra mall and see christmas shoppers and be like “massive food hoarding ahead of famine.” #CNNGetItRight
— StephenSekyereBruku (@Sekyere__) December 11, 2016
#CNNGetItRight Learn how to spell “Ghanaian” before your unfortunate report. Don’t you have auto-correct on your device, Mr journalist?
— nana kweku (@reinarasante) December 11, 2016