President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to individually and collectively take serious interest in issues of security concerning the country.
He said events happening in “our neighbouring countries should be of great concern and worry to us all and these should guide against their spill-over to Ghana.”
“All should be part of the security system of the various communities and regions, in particular, and Ghana as a whole to ensure that peace and tranquility prevail to promote socio-economic development of our country,” he said on Tuesday during a courtesy call on Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo, paramount chief of Wala Traditional Council.
He was in the Upper West region to cut sod for the construction of two solar power plant projects, as part of his tour of the area.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said he was happy to hear that criminal activities had reduced in the region. He, however, advised the people not to relent in their efforts at fighting against tendencies likely to disturb peace.
He expressed the hope that chiefs and other opinion leaders, who act as custodians of the land, will never allow miscreants to indulge in negative acts that will derail the peace of the country.
Naa Seidu Pelpuo expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for the completion of the Wa Airport and the Upper West Regional Hospital.
He appealed to government to ensure regular provision of essential medicines to the hospital to help promote quality healthcare services.
The Wa-Naa also appealed to President Akufo-Addo to provide office accommodation to the Centre for National Culture in the region to promote the cultural heritage of the people.