Addressing the House of Assembly of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday, 12th June 2019, President Akufo-Addo stated that, “in today’s world, where sadly crime and terror have become part of everyday life,I can say that Ghana is certainly the safest country in the West African region,and remains one of the few places on earth we’re not embarrassed to see ourselves as each other’s keeper”.
Ghana has not been doing badly in terms of peace and security, hadn’t not been the recent attacks by party militias and kidnapping and attempted kidnapping cases, Ghana never had such persistent grievous cases. Even with these cases, Ghana is doing all she can to forestall peace and order the citizens deserve. It is the fervent hope of Ghanaians that the three kidnapped Takoradi girls are rescued as soon as practicable,because it is long overdue, the time spent on the cases is approaching a year.now. Recently, the security apparatus of Ghana have been able to arrest the kidnappers of the two Canadian females and also the master minder of the 3 Takoradi kidnapped girls in Togo. The Ghana Peace Council met with the political parties to disband party militias in Ghana some months ago.Party militias if not disbanded could mar already hard won peace built in Ghana.
Ghana has recorded very successful and peaceful elections in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. The elections in Ghana is one of the best in Africa.