Former AIDS ambassador, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has opened up on her viral video which hit social media some few days ago.
In a phone interview with KMJ of Hitz fm’s DAYBREAK HITZ on Monday, Joyce said her intentions for soliciting for funds and recording a video wasn’t political and should in no way be viewed as such.
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh, the lady disassociated her act from opposition party, National Democratic Congress and said when she was in pain during their time of government, they turned their backs on her and didn’t support her, so she doesn’t have any business with them. “Nobody should tag me with NDC because am not in good terms with her”
Joyce Dzidzor Mensah was seen in a viral video on social media raising funds for the construction of the national cathedral amidst foreigners who obviously seemed unconcerned. The video has generated lots of debate with a section of society describing her act as sarcastic and a deliberate means to ridicule the project. Touching on what motivated her to engage in the act, she told KMJ that she feels African leaders have misplaced priorities after they assume power, not tackling issues that need major concern, so she feels if they won’t listen to their citizens, then the citizens should help them achieve their goals.
The former AIDS ambassador in a response to whether she felt disappointed when she had no response said she knew she wouldn’t get responses but had to try anyway. She added that she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon till she gets results. “I wasn’t disappointed. I actually anticipated it. When I got out of my house I knew that I wouldn’t get a dime but I said I will still try.”
She said she doesn’t see her act as disgraceful and knows some will hate her for her act, but there’s a section of the Ghanaian population that admire her for her act too. “When the president did it, it wasn’t a disgrace but when I did it, it is a disgrace. Why? Every begging is begging”.