In the Central Region town of Kasoa, a man in his mid-30s has climbed a high-tension pole to kill himself. Onlookers speculated that his choice was a protest against the country’s ongoing economic difficulties.
The man apparently climbed the pole because he was fed up with life.
“A man has climbed the high tension poles in Kasoa and, according to eyewitnesses, has stated that he will not return despite the presence of police.” Asante wrote on Twitter. “He says he’s sick of life and the economy
In the background of the video, an onlooker with a Nigerian accent was heard running commentary, saying that a Ghanaian man had climbed the pole due to the country’s hardships.
“The police are around to rescue this Ghana man who says he is tired of life. They should let him get to the top,” the man said in Pidgin English.