Let’s Work To Protect Principles Of Democracy – Barbados PM Tells Ghanaians
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has called on Ghanaians to all work together to protect the country’s cherished democratic principles and values. Speaking at the 65th Independence Day Anniversary Parade on the Sunday, Mia Mottley, who was also the special guest of honour, charged citizens to contribute
their quota also in building a country with a resilient economy, and robust democratic principles. According to her, nation-building is a collective duty between the government, and its people, and therefore there is the need for citizens to collaborate with the government in improving the lot of Ghana. We have to work together in
solidarity and also fight the battles of our day and the challenges that there appears to be, for whether it is the climate crisis that affects us or whether it is the spirit of war that is raising its head yet again, or whether it is the obsession by some who have not been elected to take power from those who are duly elected, we have a duty
to stand tall and protect the principles of democracy, the principles that are anchored in the constitution and the principles that we are committed to in the United Nations Charter, she stated. She also charged Africans to take a stance against persons who instigate and perpetuate coups to topple constitutionally elected
regimes. According to her, the practice does not augur well for the continent, thus the need for it to be avoided. She also called for deepened collaborations between the government of Ghana and Barbados, to facilitate development in both countries. Meanwhile, President of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo, who also spoke at the
parade, has assured Ghanaians of his willingness to preserve the country’s democratic values, in the wake of recent coup mongering comments in the country.