President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday took his turn at the 75th Meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly which is being coordinated virtually.
In a virtual message, he stressed the fact that Ghana is at its peak as the country prepares for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections slated for December.
He however admitted that “like everything else in our world today, even the politicking has been affected by the pandemic and we cannot campaign for votes in the style to which we are accustomed.”
He said “we are having to allow technology to find ways of popularizing our messages in the time of Covid-19.”
In spite of the difficulties in conducting an election during a pandemic, he noted with emphasis that “all Ghanaians have agreed that we have to work together to ensure that the elections will be transparent, free, fair, safe and credible.”
The upcoming December elections would be the 8th since Ghana embarked on constitutional rule under the Fourth Republic in 1992.
Each of the elections has seen improvement on the previous, reason the President said “we are looking forward to this year’s passing off peacefully with characteristic Ghanaian dignity.”
With the knowledge of the reputation Ghana has built over the years as a tolerant and working democracy, he could not but gave his word “we have every intention to nurture and improve upon it.”
“Paramount in everyone’s consideration is the Ghana project which aims to modernize all aspects of our lives and bring prosperity to our land”, he stated, whilst noting with emphasis “I have no doubts whatever that at the end of the elections we should be proud of ourselves” and that “Africa will have good cause to be proud of us and the rest of the world will find lessons to learn from us.”
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent