We are not a xenophobic state – President Akufo-Addo


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says, as opposed to certain affirmations, Ghana is definitely not a xenophobic State and has no issues with individual Africans living and working in the nation.

As indicated by President Akufo-Addo, “there is no xenophobia in Ghana, we are not a xenophobic State. We are the dish African country that has opened its ways to all Africans, and they are not going to be the object of any despise battle in Ghana.”

The President made this known on Friday, 28th June, 2019, when he say goodbye to the active Ambassador of Cote d’Ivoire to Ghana, Bernard Ehui-Koutua, who likewise serves as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana.

In his comments, the President mentioned the active Ambassador to “pass on this message to President Ouattara, that Ghana keeps on staying open and inviting, particularly to our siblings and sisters from all pieces of the landmass.”

President Akufo-Addo proceeded, “What we do demand, which is the thing that each country demands, is that our own household laws are regarded by the individuals who come into our nation, and, in so saying, we are the same as other individuals.”

Regardless, he repeated that the impression being made abroad that there is an ascent in xenophobia in Ghana does not adjust at all to reality.

“We keep on outstanding an open society, inviting, particularly, to our friends and relatives on this mainland. In this way, I will like you, in, solid terms, to pass on these assessments of mine to your President back home,” the President included.

Dismal day for Ghana

Depicting Ambassador Ehui-Koutua’s flight as a pitiful day for Ghana, President Akufo-Addo expressed that the active Ambassador to Ghana “maintained incredible pride, and wound up as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps”.

With Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire fortified by ties of normal blood, regular history, basic ethnicity and basic topography, the President noticed that “a standout amongst the most significant, discretionary, vital, political relations that Ghana can have with any nation is with the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.”

Understandings, for example, the “Vital Partnership Agreement” marked by the two chiefs of the two nations, Presidents Alasanne Ouattara and Nana Akufo-Addo, combined with the generous assembly of perspectives on the two heads on provincial, mainland and worldwide issues, were featured by President Akufo-Addo as instances of the victories chalked by Ambassador Ehui-Koutua.

“I am anticipating developing and fortifying the ties between our two nations. We are at the focal point of coordination endeavors both in the locale and on the landmass. We will keep on strolling one next to the other as we have been doing these previous years,” he included.

President Akufo-Addo additionally said goodbye to Mohammed Hussain Al-Failakawi, active Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Ghana; to Mohammed Farahat, active Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Ghana; and to Mr. Hugues Chantry, Ambassador of Belgium to Ghana.


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