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Presidency didn’t know Meek Mill was shooting a video at Jubilee House – Diaspora Affairs Director


The Director of the Diaspora Affairs of at the Office of the President has dispelled claims that the Presidency gave permission for American Rapper, Meek Mill to shoot a video at the Jubilee House.

Akwasi Awua Ababio in an interview on Asaase Radio said officials at the Jubilee House were unaware that the Dreams and Nightmares hitmaker was shooting a video when he visited the President.

The Office of the President and the American Rapper were heavily criticised over the weekend after a video published by the latter had various shots from the seat of government.

Presidency didn't know Meek Mill was shooting a video at Jubilee House - Diaspora Affairs Director

Although Meek Mill later deleted the said video, many Ghanaians feared that the secrurity of the Jubilee House had been breached.

Clarifying the issue, Mr Ababio said government has learned a bitter lesson from the incident.

“I think that from this Meek Mill video issue, lessons should be learned, because while we do want Africans from the diaspora coming here, there must be an understanding of limitations.

Presidency didn't know Meek Mill was shooting a video at Jubilee House - Diaspora Affairs Director

“I will say for sure that the people around during the shooting of Meek Mill’s video at Jubilee House did not know that it was being shot,” he said.

Mr Ababio further added, “The fact is that what makes Ghana so attractive is the fact that we have so much diversity and tolerance here; in respect to religion and belief and especially security.”

Meek Mill has since apologised to the people of Ghana for the video footage that he shot at Jubilee House on 30 December 2022.

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