According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, significant planning is required to stop terrorism in Ghana.
This was mentioned by His Excellency, President Akufo-Addo during their private conversation on Monday at Jubilee House with Charles Michel, the president of the European Council (21 November).
“Today the epicentre of terrorists’ activities in Burkina Faso, which is our northern neighbour.
Even [Ivory Coast] who is our western neighbour has also been a subject of these terrorist attacks. So far, touchwood, Ghana has escaped but for how long can Ghana escape,” he iterated.
Additionally, the president of the republic of Ghana stated that: “I don’t think it can be very long, we have therefore to make the adequate preparation to see to what extent we can forestall it and ultimately, most importantly, to find a way to actually bring an end to the terrorists’ menace in West Africa.
“It is not going to be easy but that has to be our goal. Just as they (terrorists) were defeated in the Middle East, we have to do the same here in Ghana,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Michel is in Ghana for the “Accra Initiative” security forum.