Let’s do everything in our power to protect our constitutional democracy – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that for the sake of future generations, Ghanaians must do all they can to safeguard the country’s democracy, as the practice of democracy has brought positive dividends for the country. The president vowed to play his part and asked Ghanaians to play his part as well.

Speaking on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the 1992 Constitution, President Akufo-Addo noted that “as President of the Republic, I assure you that, out of duty to our children and grandchildren, and to generations yet to be born, my government will not give up when it comes to deepening our democracy and ensuring the integrity of the electoral process, and neither should you, the people of Ghana. We do not have to look very far back in history to see that the stable period of constitutional government and the wise management of the economy lead to prosperity. We must do everything in our power to safeguard our democracy.”

He stressed that Ghanaians should be proud of the democratic credentials they have earned over the past 30 years and work to preserve them.

“Our country is considered a model of democracy and stability in Africa, where respect for the principles of democratic responsibility, human rights and the rule of law have allowed us to supervise eight (8) presidential elections in the Fourth Republic, with five ( 5) presidential transitions, and three (3) peaceful transfers of power, through the ballot box, from one party to another. We have every right to be proud of this, and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the IV Republic should inspire us, even more, to maintain this status, ”he urged.

Constitution Day is celebrated every 7th of January to mark the beginning of the 4th Republic of Ghana. This year’s celebration also marks the 30th anniversary of the fourth Republican constitution.

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