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General News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017


We've no interest in your polls but we wish your well - Ghana gov't to Kenya

The government of Ghana has issued a statement indicating that it has no interest in Kenya’s elections.

The statement which was signed by Information Minister Mustapha Hamid said “We wish to make it clear the government of Ghana has no interest whatsoever in who emerges the winner in Tuesday’s poll.

The decision as to who leads Kenya for the next four years as President remains the sole preserve of the Kenyan people.”

“The Ghanaian Constitution guarantees every citizen of Ghana the freedom to participate in political activity inside or outside of the country, within the laws of Ghana or wherever they find themselves.

They do so in their own capacity as free citizens of a free state, and not at the behest of the government of Ghana.”

The statement added: ‘’Ghana enjoys strong diplomatic relations with Kenya and would continuously work to deepen this, as well as explore other areas of co-operation between the two countries to the mutual benefit of the two peoples, irrespective of the government at the helm of affairs.

‘’We pray for a successful and credible election and hope that the winning candidate at the end of the process, would receive the unalloyed support of all. That is how Kenya can strengthen her democracy and the peace and stability of the nation.’’