Ghana’s democracy is enviable – EU boss

Ghana has been singled out for praise by the European Union (EU) for still maintaining its position as the bastion of democracy in the West Africa sub-region.

The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana Irchad Razaaly said Ghana has demonstrated that it is still the front-runner in upholding democracy despite political instability in the region.

The commendation is coming at a time when coups appear to be making a comeback in West and Central Africa. In the past two years, there have been military takeovers in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Guinea, as well as further east in Sudan.

“The thing that struck me the most in Ghana is the diversity. There is the sense that the city [Accra] has been built with its back against the sea and for me that is very interesting,” Razaaly told Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (18 March).

“One of the biggest achievements of Ghana is that it has been one of the front-runners in the practice of democracy.”

Razaaly added: “We [the EU] are proud to have been able to play a small part in ensuring the democratic integrity of Ghana.”

Asaase Radio