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"Let’s Dialogue Rather Than Resort To Violence" – Akufo-Addo Tells Varsity Students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished students to resort to “negotiations and dialogue” rather than to violence, which results in destruction of property.

“I am not quite sure who benefits from that,” he wondered.

“I can’t see that anybody benefits from that kind of behaviour.”

President Akufo-Addo gave this admonition at the Jubilee House, where newly elected leaders of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) called on him.

The leaders were at the Presidency to introduce themselves to the President and also to thank him for some of the pro-students policies implemented by his government.

Addressing the student-leaders, President Akufo-Addo bemoaned the recent use of violence by some students in expressing their grievances, saying it is “distressing”

“It’s distressing to wake up or to hear that students activities which ought to be, normally, without violence end up in halls fighting each other and destroying properties.”

He, therefore, called for dialogue where “everybody puts their card fully on the table”

President Akufo-Addo commended NUGS for helping “to find solutions to the problem and not have to resort to violence”.




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