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Oct 17, 2016

Prayers for December Elections In Ghana


Ghanaians in the United States America (USA) continue to pray for a free, fair, transparent and peaceful election as the country goes to the polls on December 7, 2016.

One of such prayer sessions under the auspices of the Ghana Embassy and the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance (COGIA), was held on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

In his remarks after the prayer meeting, His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, reiterated his message to the Ghanaian community in the US that Ghana has gone to the polls six (6) times in the last 25 years and in all, the elections have been peaceful with power changing hands from one political party to another.

This year’s elections, he said, is not going to be different. As Ghanaians in the Diaspora, they should educate their family members, friends and siblings back home for a violent free election.

Ambassador Smith said, it was not for nothing that Ghana is been touted by the international community as “a model of Democracy on the African continent” and asked that Ghanaians be proud of the country and its achievement.

Members of staff of the Mission, who accompanied Ambassador Smith include Mr. Skido Achulo, Deputy Head of Mission, Brig. Gen. Seidu Adam and Mr. Ernest-Burke Asare-Asiedu, Head of Chancery.