The territory of Ghana is safe, secure and under control. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the nation and called for full citizen participation to sustain the security, peace and stability of the country.
He also emphasized the importance of Ghanaians choosing the democratic path and making sure it remains sustainable in the wake of a wave of political instability in the West African sub-region.
President Akufo-Addo made these remarks when he presented his message on the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Tuesday.
The State of the Nation Address is an annual address to Parliament given by the President of the Republic covering the country’s social, economic, and overall governance reports.
In his address, the President noted that peace and security in Ghana did not happen by chance but that it was the result of deliberate policy and planning on the part of the government and a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of the security services to keep the country safe and secure.

President Akufo-Addo expressed his disappointment over the continued conflict in Bawku, in the Upper East Region, where he said the once vibrant commercial hub is becoming a wasteland.

On tensions in West Africa amid threats against democracy in the region, President Akufo-Addo said Ghana continues to give maximum support to ECOWAS and the AU to stem the unwelcome tide.
He also reiterated his call for the United Nations Security Council to be reformed.

Acknowledging 2024 as an election year, the President said the government is doing its part to ensure the work of the Electoral Commission goes smoothly and charged the political parties and politicians in Ghana to make politics and elections an enjoyable phenomenon.
He was happy the EC had resolved the date of the elections and cautioned troublemakers not to undermine the three arms of government.

On politics, the President chastised the house’s underlying anxiety about how MPs are elected, among other issues.
Reiterating the powers of the President, he welcomed the situation where young people criticize with no fear, as it underlines democratic progress, which we should be proud of.

On the judiciary, he said the government has made unprecedented progress in housing and accommodation for the judiciary. He also commended the Attorney General for saving Ghana over 10 trillion Ghana cedis.
He said his administration has achieved more than any other government, including the NDC.

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