Akufo-Addo: Africa's impetus of democracy tough to reverse

Typically compared in general media with domestic instability, disease, poverty, corruption, dictatorships and a miss of tellurian rights and democracy, African countries onslaught to deconstruct a stereotypes. 

One of a few exceptions seems to be a Republic of Ghana

Ghana currently – during slightest on a aspect – is enjoying domestic stability, with a multiethnic race entrance together in pacific approved elections.

President Nana Akufo-Addo speaks with Al Jazeera’s Jane Dutton on because his nation is so opposite from a neighbours in this honour – and what work still stays to be finished in Ghana and in a rest of a continent. 

In 1957, Ghana became a initial sub-Saharan nation to benefit autonomy from colonial rule.

“We had a problems early,” Akufo-Addo tells Al Jazeera. “After a sensitivity of a initial 30-odd years after independence, a people of Ghana … done adult their mind that they wanted a approved government.”

Akufo-Addo took bureau on Jan 7, 2017, after winning Ghana’s seventh pacific approved elections given multiparty democracy returned to a nation in 1992. 

“The integrity of a Ghanaian people to go by approved beliefs and values has meant that choosing after choosing has been stronger in terms of a credit and a clarity – and it has also meant that a eagerness of a race to accept a formula of a citizens legislature has heightened,” he says.

Elsewhere in a continent, democracy has been distant reduction successful during holding root. In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in for a second tenure on Tuesday, Nov 28 after a country’s autarchic justice deserted dual petitions to stop final month’s choosing results. 

And this week in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe was forced to resign, finale his 37 years in energy after members of his possess ZANU-PF celebration forced him out with a subsidy of a army. 

“It’s a empathize that a stream domestic conditions has degenerated to a border that a army is anticipating itself [required] to come directly into play,” Akufo-Addo says. “[That] can never be a long-term solution, apparently … we consider during a finish of a day, a integrity to engage, approved values will delight in Zimbabwe.”

Still, a boss of Ghana stays assured about Africa’s future. 

“I’m assured that a impetus of democracy in Africa is something that’s going to be really formidable to reverse,” he says. 

Source: Al Jazeera

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