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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Political violence in Ghana worrying – EU

Diana Acconcia, Head, European Union to Ghana play videoDiana Acconcia, Head, European Union to Ghana

The European Union delegation to Ghana has vowed to bring together political parties in the country for dialogue to ensure an end is put to political violence.

Speaking after a meeting with leaders of the National Democratic Congress, Head of the delegation, Ambassador Diana Acconcia said the presence of political violence puts Ghana’s development at risk.

“We understand that there is serious issue of political violence makes us very worried, we were happy when the president said we should tackle it very seriously. Today we have listened to the point of view of the opposition and they really feel that not enough have been done to tackle this violence,” she said.

They pledged the EU’s continuous support to ensure that political stability is maintained in the country by ensuring that there is enough dialogue in the country.

She added that the EU is worried about the current political violence and hopes that enough will be done to ensure there is peace and stability come elections 2020.

“We are indeed worried for the increasing political violence, from our point of view, we can only invite political parties to talk to each other, civil societies to put pressure on the political parties and also try to promote dialogue and a peaceful climate,” she said.

The delegation was at the NDC headquarters to discuss issues in the country with the party’s leadership.

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