The United States of America (USA) will do what it takes to strengthen the security of Ghana, to ensure a peaceful, free, fair and transparent election, Mr. Robert Jackson, the US Ambassador in Ghana, has assured.
He said Ghana’s peaceful political climate had offered an opportunity to some Americans to stay here and work, noting that any political disturbances that might erupt in this country, could derail the economic progress of the two nations.
“Security issues are very important and should not be left to chance; the United States will continue to support Ghana to strengthen its security to ensure a peaceful, fair and transparent conduct of the November 7, polls,” he stated.
Mr. Jackson gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, last Thursday.
He said the governments of Ghana and United States had been working together for the past decades to improve the lives of their citizens in the areas of agriculture, health, water and sanitation, among others, and stressed the need for stronger diplomatic relations.
Welcoming the Ambassador, Mr. Afotey-Agbo stated that Ghana would forever cherish the technical and financial assistance the United States government had provided for the nation to develop its human resource and the economy.
“The US government has done a lot for our nation and Ghanaians appreciate your support whole-heartedly, President John Dramani Mahama is also working round the clock to provide adequate security to the people of this country, and will count on your expertise and other forms of support that will move our motherland forward,” he said.
The Regional Minister pledged that the National Democratic Congress administration would not engage in any acts which would threaten the security of the state, and as well advised all citizens to also be law-abiding, and not do anything that would endanger the peace of the land.
He said Ghanaians on their own volition, would renew the mandate of President Mahama and the NDC to continue with their development projects and programmes for the nation.
By Castro Zangina-Tong