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Politics of Sunday, 13 September 2020

Source: GNA

No violence in election 2020 - Akufo-Addo assures Ghanaians

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the assurance that the 2020 general election would be free and fair without violence and intimidation.

He said his government had strengthened the nation’s security system to ensure the forthcoming December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections would be absolutely a violent-free event.

"I would not allow intimidations and harassment of any person in Ghana in this coming December elections", the President emphasised.

President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance when he addressed a durbar organised by the Chiefs and people of Techimantia in the Tano South Municipality of the Ahafo Region.

It was part of his two-day working tour of the region.

The President said the Free SHS and all other government social intervention programmes could be sustainable only if there were political stability, peaceful co-existence and social cohesion.

He appealed to traditional authorities in the region and the country at large to support the government by collaborating with the security services within their respective traditional areas to perform professionally and efficiently.

President Akufo-Addo implored traditional authorities to make it a priority to admonish their subjects to promote peace to protect the nation’s democratic development to boom the national economy and enhance the livelihoods of the people.

As part of the working visit, President Akufo-Addo inaugurated a business resource centre at Bechem.

Speaking at that inauguration, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng, the Minister for Trade and Industry said 37 out of 67 business resource centres being constructed had been completed.

He said the Centre would serve as a guide giving point for small and medium scale enterprises for improvement in the quality of products and services as well as create job opportunities for the unemployed.

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