Former AIDS Ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has been explaining why she had to go on a German train to beg for money to “support Ghanaians build a church.”
She told NEWS-ONE she did that because she is “a concerned citizen”.
A video making rounds on social media over the weekend captured Dzidzor Mensah on board a train begging for funds from the passengers.
Speaking sarcastically to those passengers, she said Ghana is in dire need of funds to put up a church “for Jesus Christ to come and live in Ghana because we have too much (sic) problems.”
“We do not have enough schools for the children, we do not have enough drinking water, we do not have ambulances so when people fall sick they die,” she added.
Carrying a yellow bowl, Joyce Dzidzor moved from one passenger to the other urging them to make a donation from an amount of €100 before eventually settling on €50.
The video attracted a lot of condemnation from Ghanaians who think she has disgraced Ghana out there.
Some Ghanaians have also interpreted her action as a ploy to poke fun at President Akufo-Addo’s decision to build a national cathedral for Ghana.
When NEWS-ONE contacted her to find out if it was a skit, she said, “I wasn’t really doing that for money. It’s not a movie either. I am only a concerned citizen.”