The President of the National Peace Council, Prof Emmanuel Asante has described President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first year in office as peaceful.
In an interview with Starr FM Thursday, Prof Asante said despite some short falls the NPP government suffered in it’s first year there is hope for the future.
“Yes, insofar as we have not had any kind of serious upheaval in terms of the destruction of the peace of the land, we would say they’ve done very well in that sense.
“Yes, we have had vigilantism creating havoc here and there but it’s not in the magnitude that one would say because of that there is no peace in the country,” Prof Asante said.
According to him, even though there were cases of violence, it did not destabilise the country’s peace and stability.
“I believe that the officialdom, and I’m talking about Nana Akufo-Addo himself as the president, has come out to speak against this. I am on record to have said that you don’t need the president to ask the police to crack the whip because this is their mandate, they have the responsibility to ensure the rule of law, and, therefore, if the police believe that something is hampering them from doing their job, it is their responsibility to tell the public … but so long as they haven’t come out to say anything of that sort, then we would expect that they would do what is expected of them, and, so, far so good.”
He also opined that there is no country that will have total peace.
“I mean you would never get a 100% peaceful situation in any country. We have the penchant to refer to the Americas, to refer to Europeans and those places [for best practices], they would never ever say that they have 100% peaceful conditions, no, even in terms of security and all that in spite of their sophistication and all that, and, therefore it is not possible for us to have that."
Your stories and photos are always welcome.
Send us a message via our official Facebook page to get it published on YEN.com.gh