President John Mahama will perform Daddy Lumba’s hit song, Yentia Obiaa, at a concert to conclude the ongoing Accounting to the People tour.
Flagstaff House said Yentia Obiaa was chosen for its lyrics, with the aim of taunting critics of the president. One official described the lyrics of the popular song as “an appropriate response” to critics who have accused the president of accounting for his stewardship with photos and artist’s impressions rather than facts and figures.
Members of the public who have castigated the president for describing economically disadvantaged Ghanaians as “lacking the skills to take advantage of the economic boom” during the Volta region leg of his tour will also find Mahama’s rendition of Yentia Obiaa as “a fitting riposte”, according to the official.
Another official said the concert, to be held at an undecided venue, will have all the fanfare which has become a feature of the president’s Accounting to the People tour. The tour which begun in the Western region has taken Mahama to the Eastern and Volta regions where he has commissioned school blocks, public toilets and other basic social amenities with much pomp and fanfare.