The historic Ghana event, held under an atmosphere of unity, brought together the former Presidents of the Fourth Republic; Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama, as well as Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye and Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.

The historic Ghana event, held under an atmosphere of unity, brought together the former Presidents of the Fourth Republic; Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama, as well as Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye and Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.

 

Problem of Ghana Remains Extreme Political Partisanship, Says Mahama

 

As Ghana marks the Silver Jubilee of its Fourth Republic, former president of the West African country, John Mahama has identified political intolerance and extreme partisanship as monsters to deal with collectively.

Although Mahama said that Ghana has made tremendous progress in democratic governance and economy, Ghana, according to Mahama, ought to make commitment in spending ‘time and resources on how best to overcome the remaining hurdles that still stand in our way of establishing an ideal democracy”

According to him, while Ghana has advanced significantly in democratic governance and economic progress during the last 25 years of the country’s fourth republic,” we still have the challenges of political intolerance and extreme partisanship to deal with.”

“Today is an important day in the annals of our country. It is a day that heralds, the global recognition of our country as a worthy example of Democratic Governance and Stability for other states.

“I have accepted and will be participating in a National Thanksgiving Church Service this afternoon to thank God for the strengthening of our democracy over the last 25years,” the statement read in part.

Ghana on January,07, 2018 marked the Silver Jubilee of the Fourth Republic of the country with a thanksgiving service at the Independence Square in Accra.

The event brings together Ghanaians from all walks of life, and was graced by all three living former Presidents – Jerry John Rawlings, John Agekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama.

The government says the programme is intended to celebrate the “goodness of the Lord” for a stable democracy under the Fourth Republic.

Ghana web-based news, Ghana.com said the first regime of the Fourth Republic saw the reign of Former President Jerry John Rawlings, whose leadership transitioned from a military government to a constitutional rule in response to demands for a more democratic process concerning the governing of the country.

“After two terms in office, barred by the constitution from standing in any election, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.

Other leaders under the Fourth Republic are ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor, late Professor John Evans Atta Mills and ex-President John Dramani Mahama.

The Fourth Republic is currently headed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who was elected in December 2016”, said Ghana.com.

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Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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