President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for decent politicking in the country devoid of violence.
According to him, success is measured by how many young people who go to school and get skills and jobs and not by how many young people who can be marshaled to disrupt elections or how many broken bones that can be counted.
‘’The people of Ghana do not deserve to be toyed with in such a reckless manner. The very concept of political violence is offensive and shames us all who are in politics. That is why I am determined that hopefully, the impending dialogue between the two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress who between them regularly take more than 95 percent of the votes in elections, who have provided all the seven governments under the 4th republic and who are the only two parties currently represented in parliament should succeed’’ he said in his address to the nation at the 62nd National Independence Day celebrations in the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale.
The president reiterated his determination to initiate relevant legislation to ensure that the country is rid of politically related violence.
‘’We are in the process of reconstructing the Ghanaian state by deploying more and more power to the people so that people in their localities and communities become more and more empowered to take decisions about matters that affect them and thereby enhance the ease of administration’’ the president said in relation to the creation of the 6 new regions and some 38 districts.