President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, the Head of State of Ghana, has highlighted foreign involvement as a key element in the unconstitutional changes in governments in Africa.
Conceding that unconstitutional changes in governments are predominantly driven by domestic factors, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Chairman indicated that the role of the “international dimension” in such cannot be overlooked.
According to him, such foreign bodies do that for their variegated interests.
“Foreign involvement in fomenting unconstitutional changes often in favour of repressive governments, foreign economic interest, and other would-be geopolitical benefits are contributory factors.
“Some foreign entities regard coups in Africa as the means of enhancing their regional ambitions as such, they engage in all forms of disinformation campaigns in a bid to disparage the authority of democratically elected governments and instigate opposition protest against incumbent”, he stated.
Speaking at the opening of the 2022 African Union Reflection Forum on Unconstitutional Changes of Governments in Africa held at the Kempinski Hotel in Ghana’s capital, President Akufo-Addo noted that Africans are safer under democracies.
“Our Unity and resolve should send a clear message to coup plotters that coup has never been and will never be a durable solution to Africa’s economic and security challenges”.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini