President Akufo-Addo has praised the country for practicing democracy as a form of governance.
Addressing the nation on Friday on the 30th anniversary of the 4th Republic, he said “Ghana is a beacon of democracy and stability in Africa.”
He noted that the respect for the principles of democratic accountability, human rights and the rule of law has enabled us to oversee eight presidential elections in the 4th Republic.
He also said that democracy has helped in “five presidential transitions, and three peaceful transfers of power, through the ballot box, from one party to another.”
According to him, with these successes chalked, the country has the right to be proud.
He further stated that “the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 4th Republic should inspire us, even further, to hold on to this status.”
“Tomorrow, Saturday, 7th January 2023, will be exactly 30 years since the Constitution of the 4th Republic came into force, with the inauguration into office of the first President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency the late Jerry John Rawlings.
It has inspired the longest period of stable constitutional governance in our history, with a consensus emerging strongly that the democratic form of governance is preferable, and the benefits are showing. Hence the decision to celebrate 7th January as Constitution Day,” he added.