Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, has accused President Nana Akufo-Addo, of not helping the local garment industry by choosing to wear a suit to deliver his maiden State of the Nation Address.
The President wore a black suit over a white shirt and grey tie on Tuesday, 21 February, when he delivered his maiden address at parliament.
Commenting on the outfit of the President, Mr. Mornah expressed shock and urged him to be more African in his outlook.
“My son who is sitting at home and watching the President say he is going to ensure the growth of the local garment sector and seeing him come to Parliament dressed in suit; isn’t he supposed to have worn a local garment instead of the suit, even on his inauguration he wore Kente.
“If the president wants to showcase his readiness for all of us to emulate him, then I think that he must appreciate that when he talks of promoting the local garment industry [and he wants] all of us to be excited about it, then the only way he can ensure that is, he must patronize the local garment”.