Election 2016 Ghana will show world class democracy - Mahama

Mahama also made tremendous progress since independence.

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President John Mahama has assured the world of government’s commitment to a peaceful 2016 general elections adding that Ghana will be touted as a leading country in democracy on the continent.

“In December, Ghana has yet another election and we will prove to the world yet again that we are a world class democracy.”

Speaking at the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahama said, “Ghana is an leading democracy in Africa, I stand before the world today to declare that just as we have done in the past, my country would go to the polls this December and the processes before, during and after would mark a further consolidation of Ghana’s credentials as a leading world democracy.”


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Mahama also made tremendous progress since independence.

“Africa is making progress and it is happening fast. It is important to note that the various 54 countries on the continent are at various stages of development and growth... And my own country Ghana is an example," he added.


“I am proud of my country Ghana, it is part of Africa’s success story, we have not looked back since independence. Ghana has a fiercely independent media and I joke among my colleagues that in Ghana, I have over 27 million presidents each thinking that they know my job more than myself."


He added, "Every morning on radio, you have people calling in and showing me how to run the country. In December, Ghana has yet another election and we will prove to the world yet again that we are a world class democracy.”

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