U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Ban says the latest "very sobering" assessment of the World Bank underscores the world's economic problems. The world should act with great urgency and compassion to ease economic distress. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Ban greets Ghana’s president-elect, lauds Mahama on statesmanship

By Our Correspondent
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as President of Ghana.
Theis is coming just as Ban also thanked outgoing President John Mahama for his role in defusing tension and preserving peace during the election period.
According to a statement issued by his office, Ban reiterated UN’s commitment to continue assisting the Government of Ghana in consolidating democratic and development achievements.
The UN chief also congratulated the people of Ghana, who turned out in large numbers to participate in the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
He commended the country’s Electoral Commission for successfully organising the elections.

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