No military government has served Africa right – Akufo-Addo

No military government has served Africa right – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo who also serves as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States has reiterated how the African continent has not developed or benefited from military regimes.

For him, the sure ingredients that will lead to the development of Africa are democracy and political stability.

He reiterated this during a meeting with officials from the Pan African Youth Union at the Jubilee House, where he stated that military interventions have not yielded any results.

“We have to insist on good governance and democratic responsibility in our continent. We have seen what the years of coup and military intervention did to our continent in the past,” adding that “Coups only retard progress. Let’s not entertain them.”

Meanwhile, some analysts have served a word of caution that, the current economic situation the country has been plunged into has made it vulnerable to a forceful takeover of government.

The Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, revealed how afraid he was that Ghana could have a coup in its hands if urgent action is not taken by the state to get out of the economic downturn it has found itself.

“We do not want a coup in this country. Yet I fear that if we do not act quickly, we may have one in our hands very soon,” he said while delivering a lecture in Accra.

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