Let’s reject military takeovers— Akufo-Addo to African leaders

Let’s reject military takeovers— Akufo-Addo to African leaders

The President, Nana Addo Dank­wa Akufo-Addo, has charged African leaders committed to democratic rule to unite and fight the culture of mili­tary takeovers which are gradually creeping into the sub-region.

He said these takeovers did not augur well for regional security, stability and development, and everything necessary must be done to reverse the trend.

“As we have been saying, we have come to office in difficult times in the life of West Africa. These various unconstitutional changes of government… you yourself suffered an attempt… yeah, it’s a difficult moment, but I think it is extremely important for those of us who are committed to democratic rule to continue to be very vigilant and also to be united in our response to what is going on in West Africa,” he stressed.

President Akufo-Addo, who made the appeal during a discus­sion with the visiting President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Mokhata Sissoco Embalo, at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday, said there was a lot the two countries could do together in that direction.

One of the most import­ant things, he said should be considered as part of their engagement was to inaugurate the permanent joint commission for cooperation and development for the two countries.

President Akufo-Addo said the concept of establishing a joint committee had already been agreed upon, however, the and where the inauguration would take place was being worked on.

“As I indicated to you, coop­eration in the fishery sector, for instance, is something that could be of great benefit to us as well as to you. We’ve got schools here that are well equipped for education in the fishery sector.

I think that it is an area where we can be of benefit to residents of Guinea Bissau to come here to go to the school’s…fishery schools, we also have a regional Maritime Academy which is here in Ghana because of a high reputation and all these things we can put together in the fisheries sector and provide us with an opportunity to go for­ward,” he said.

President Embalo, on his part, said Ghana occupied a special place in the heart of the people of Guinea-Bissau and both countries would continue to work to deepen the relations.

He said the role played by Ghana in the African liberation struggles which paved the way for the inde­pendence of the people of Africa could not be overemphasised.

“It is here in Accra that many freedom fighters, including that of my own country, found inspiration and indeed the needed political and material support to conduct the struggle for the liber­ation of the country from foreign domination and occupation.” he added.


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