Ghana internationally praised for maintaining peace during general elections
- December 11, 2016
Ghana has been internationally praised over the peaceful conduct during its general elections on December 7, 2016.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union have sent congratulatory messages to the Ghanis. ‘‘Through their peaceful conduct during the election, the people of Ghana have written the next chapter in Ghana’s democracy, a democracy that continues to inspire people across the region and the continent,” the UK’s Foreign Secretary chief, Boris Johnson stated in his message. A statement from the US Department of State read in part, ‘‘The United States congratulates the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the December 7 general election. We commend Ghana’s Electoral Commission for administering a credible election process. We also recognize the many civil society organizations that contributed to a peaceful, transparent, and fair election,” it added.