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2024 polls: No party or candidate will be allowed to destablise our peace – Akufo-Addo warns

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President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of a peaceful and orderly election on December 7.

According to him, his administration is committed to ensuring that the upcoming elections are conducted in a free, fair, and transparent manner.

“I want to use the opportunity on this platform to reassure the Ghanaian people that the law enforcement agencies of the state, including the Office of the Attorney General, will do all within their power to ensure that law and order prevail in the country at all times, especially during this critical election year,” he said.

He said this at the commissioning of ‘The Law House’ project on Monday, June 10, 2024.

The President’s remarks come amid rising concerns about potential electoral violence and irregularities.

The limited voter registration and the vote transfer exercise have recorded pockets of violence in some constituencies.

But President Akufo-Addo firmly stated that “We will not allow the peace, security and stability of the nation which have made us a beacon of democracy on the African continent, to be compromised on the altar of the ambitions of any political party or presidential candidate. It will not happen,” he added.

The President also stated that combating corruption has been the cornerstone of his administration.

According to him, corruption thrives in environments where it can be concealed, and that access to information is crucial in fighting it.

He noted that to address this, his government ensured the passage of the Right to Information Act (RTI) 2019, ACT 989, during its first term.

President Akufo-Addo said the legislation aims to give practical effect to Article 21, clause 1(f) of the constitution, thereby promoting transparency and accountability.

Speaking at the same event, he said, “the Act which successive governments failed to pass, see to the implementation of the constitutional right to information held by public institutions to foster the culture of transparency and accountability in public affairs subject to exemptions necessary and consistent with the protection of the public interest in a democratic society, the Act is now fully implemented with the governing board chaired by an experienced and respected retired high court judge”.

The president said the Ministry of Information has trained information officers across various government ministries, departments, and agencies to ensure the full implementation of the Right to Information law.


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