The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has refuted media claims that the government paid to have the country’s flag flown atop the world’s tallest building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The GIPC said in a news statement that the owner of the magnificent Burj Khalifa structure opted to fly the Ghanaian flag to honor President Akufo-Addo, who was in the nation for the Dubai Expo.
“Atop numerous social media platforms, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has spotted bogus articles suggesting payments related to the Ghana flag lighting on the Burj Khalifa on March 8, 2022,” the announcement stated.
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“The owner of Emaar Properties, Dubai, decided in no uncertain terms to place our national flag on the Burj Khalifa for free as a gesture of goodwill and to honor Ghana and His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during the Ghana Day Celebration to conclude our participation in the Dubai Expo.”
The GIPC also thanked the United Arab Emirates for their hospitality at the Expo in Dubai.
“We implore the public to dismiss the charges.” We gratefully acknowledge the rulers and people of the United Arab Emirates for their wonderful hospitality and goodwill shown to our delegates during Ghana Week.”
It costs over $70,000 to place a promotional advertisement or message on the Burj Kalifa’s exterior, which has held the title of world’s tallest structure and skyscraper since its completion in 2009, displacing Taipei 101.