Ghana Beacon of Democracy in Africa

The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Tom Norring, has stated that Ghana is an undisputed beacon of democracy on the African continent.

He commended Ghana for the important milestone it had attained following three decades of stability through multi-party democracy and good governance.

According to him, Ghana had made a lot of progress in the last 30 years, making it an envy of many countries.

Courtesy call

Mr. Norring stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban S. K Bagbin.

He was in Parliament to invite Mr Bagbin to deliver the keynote lecture to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ghana and Denmark.

The high-level virtual event, scheduled for June 16, would also be used to celebrate this year’s Constitution Day of Denmark.

Aside from his lecture, the Speaker would explore new ways of strengthening inclusiveness in governance, with a special focus on improving political party structures.


For his part, Mr Bagbin stressed the need for the two countries to initiate periodic dialogues to exchange ideas of mutual benefits.

“Denmark as we know has a high human resource development index with Sweden, Norway and Finland because they run social democratic systems which focus on fairness, justice and equity due to their experience with the Kings and monarchy which they abolished long ago; and it is one of the countries Ghana can learn a lot from when it comes to multiparty democracy,” he said.

He urged the Danish envoy to pay special attention to the strengthening of the Ghana-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship Association geared at fostering MP- MP relationship between the two countries. Graphic

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