Ghana: most peaceful in W/A …President celebrates, and urges Ghanaians to maintain it

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has celebrated Ghana’s latest ranking as one of the most peaceful nations in the world, and has called on Ghanaians to help maintain the peace in the country.

Ghana has been named the most peaceful country in West Africa and second most peaceful country in Sub-Saharan Africa, falling behind only Mauritius on the 2021 Global Peace Index (GPI) 

The index, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), an independent non-profitable organisation, ranked Ghana the 38th most peaceful country in the world.

President Akufo-Addo celebrated the feat with a post on social media and called on Ghanaians to help maintain the country’s position as one of the most peaceful nations in the world.

“Let’s continue to maintain the peace we have in Ghana,” the President tweeted yesterday.

Ghana beats countries like the United States, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Mexico, among others, in the 2021 GPI. 

The index ranked Iceland, New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, and Slovenia to be the most peaceful countries, and Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq to be the least peaceful.

The GPI measures the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness and ranks 172 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness. 

EIP develops the GPI in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit in the United Kingdom.

BY YAW KYEI

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