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May 24, 2011

UN Secretary General praises Ghana

Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary General, says Ghana’s leading role in the areas of peace and development in Africa, has yielded meaningful results.

He particularly applauded President John Evans Attah Mills for his leadership qualities in handling the Ivorian crisis.

 Ban Ki-Moon made the commendation at a meeting in Accra, when he made a stop-over rout to Cote d’Ivoire for the investiture of Alassane Quattara as the new President of that country, adding “You astute leadership should be a shining example to others, describing President Mills as “an example of leaders in Africa who have established democratic principles”.

 Mr. Ban assured Ghana of UN preparedness to offer technical assistance to the country for the success of the 2012 general election, and asked the government not to hesitate in contacting the world body for assistance where necessary.

 He therefore urged President Mills to continue to work with the ECOWAS and the African Union to ensure sustained peace in Cote d’Ivoire.

 President Mills, on his part, lauded the UN’s contribution to the resolution of the Ivorian crisis, and pledged Ghana’s support towards enhancing peace and democracy there.

Source: ISD