Dear Mr. President

Good evening Mr. President,

I bring you warm greetings from the Okaikoi South constituency. My letter to you comes at a crucial time in this electioneering period and I know this will reach you at some point of your tour of Greater Accra. Your Excellency, this is by no means a politically motivated letter but a simple from a concerned citizen. There is a lot I would love to discuss with you and I’m committed to being as brief as possible.

To kick things off, I would like to commend you for your administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. It takes a brave man to take the decisions you took to safeguard the lives of all Ghanaians. To put the nation first in an election year is a commendable act and I say Ayekoo! You sir have done what many presidents would have failed to do.

Moving away from COVID-19, I would like to commend you for initiating the process to repay the money owed, Ghana’s first boxing world champion, D.K Poison by the state. This is a great way to honour the champion after being denied reimbursement for a $45000 loan for almost 45 years. Again good job sir!

With 40 days to the 2020 elections, I would like to talk about a number of things that would interest you. This election has been marred by fake news and allegations, creating tension in some areas. This has a negative impact on our democracy and I trust that your administration is doing everything to ensure that all facts are made available to the public. The swift response to “fake news: and allegations will maintain the political temperature at healthy levels.

Before I give my final thoughts and appreciation, there is one thing that is a worry heading into the election period. The activities of armed robbers is on the rise and it has hit close to home with the gruesome murder of the MP for Mfantseman, Ekow Hayford. Citizens are concerned by the lack of police activity in our communities. There seem to be very few patrol cars in our communities especially at night. While I understand that police resources are likely to be overstretched with the forthcoming elections and Christmas festivities, the lives and property of citizens need to be safeguarded by our security agencies. A return or rather relaunch of “Operation Calm Life” will deal with this menace and ensure that citizens get a genuine sense of security ahead of this crucial period.

Finally Mr President, I would like to wish you well on your campaign and in the elections on 7th December. I join other well-meaning people in urging all candidates to campaign based on facts and avoid insults or the peddling of falsehood. Let’s make sure that the peace we have enjoyed since 1992 prevails as we seek to be the shining star of Africa. Thank you Sir!

God Bless Our Homeland Ghana and make Her Great and Strong!

Yours faithfully,

Dave Lumor

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