The Akufo-Addo government is suffering an embarrassing trolling on social media from former government appointees over an apparent protocol glitch.
In a rare failure of protocol etiquette, Ghana’s national flag was seen turned upside down when the President posed for an official photograph with Gambia’s visiting leader Adama Barrow on Friday.
The mishap was quickly spotted by former foreign affairs minister Hanna Tetteh who tweeted “Protocol must have been distracted. I hope next time our flag is turned the right way up”.
Other former Mahama appointees also commented on the failure.
Former deputy Communications minister Felix Kwakye-Ofosu posted a picture of the incident on facebook and wrote “Spot the difference. So much for competence.”
Flying national flags upside down is an internationally recognized symbol of distress when used on ships, and presumably could be interpreted likewise on land.