Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, has given a firm assurance of the government’s determination to ensure free, fair and transparent elections when the country goes to the polls in December this year.

Speaking at the 20th anniversary celebration of the London Ghana Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Plaistow, Professor Danso-Boafo said, the government has no intention of doing anything that would compromise the peace the country is enjoying currently.

He said Ghana has become an oasis of peace in the West African sub-region and a shining example for peace loving people around the world.

It was for this reason, Professor Danso-Boafo said, that the government of President John Evans Atta Mills is committed to ensuring that nobody is allowed to destabilise the country and would use all legal means to see that the December elections remain decent, transparent and peaceful.

Ghana’s High Commissioner emphasised that it was normal for political parties to campaign and canvas for votes in an election year, once the elections were over, the people become one people, putting behind them the animosity that characterised the campaign and forge forward as one people to ensure development of the country.

Making reference to the late Dr. Efrim Amu’s patriotic song “Yen ara ye asase ni”, His Excellency Danso-Boafo told the congregation that Ghana is the only country they have and therefore also owe it as a duty to speak to their brothers and sisters back home to ensure peace in the December elections.

He thanked the Church for their prayers for the country and said the theme they chose for the occasion, “Ebenezer, thus far the Lord has helped us” was very appropriate considering how far the country has come in her democratic experiment.

Professor Danso-Boafo commended the leaders of the church for twenty years of hard work, transforming a fellowship to a church and assured them that the doors of the High Commission would always be opened for them whenever they need assistance.

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