FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds welcomes outcome of 2012 Presidential election in Ghana.
Commenting on the certified results declared by Ghana’s Electoral Commission yesterday, FCO Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds said:
"I congratulate John Dramani Mahama on his election as President of Ghana and on elections that were widely recognised to be free, fair and transparent. Ghana has now seen six successful elections since military government ended in 1992 and it is rightly seen as a beacon of democracy in the region. I commend the Ghanaian people, political parties and civil society on the peaceful environment in which the elections were held.
"The relationship between the UK and Ghana is strong and vibrant. It is rooted in our long-standing economic, political and cultural connections, our shared values, and the deep links between our peoples.
"I look forward to maintaining a constructive and productive working relationship with President Mahama and his government, one that continues to bring our countries closer together."