On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic, departed Ghana on a two-day private visit to the United Kingdom.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana. In his absence, Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would function in line with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.
On Thursday, November 11, 2022, President Akufo-Addo presided over a UN Security Council discussion as part of Ghana’s presidency of the Council for the month of November. He said that terrorism has always been a threat to world peace and security and continues to do so.
The President of Africa pointed out that between January and June of this year, the Sahel, which has a population of about 300 million, had the largest number of reported terrorist acts, which led to over 5,412 fatalities throughout Africa.
“Already, some Sahelian and West African countries have been overrun by terrorists and other armed groups, who now feel motivated and emboldened to expand to their reach of influence to the coastal countries of West Africa, in a grand attempt to get access to the high seas, and create a vicious linkage between terrorism and piracy,” he said.
To this end, President Akufo-Addo noted that the international community, particularly the Security Council, cannot choose to be neutral in the design and implementation of specific responses required to confront the threat of international terrorism.