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Ghana president renews vow to fight crime

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo promised to tackle unemployment

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has renewed his commitment to fight crime as he promised to revamp the police force during his state of the nation address.
Mr Akufo-Addo said an initial $180m (£128m) would be used to purchase modern equipment to help the police fight crime.
This, the president said, will help improve security in the country.
Fears over the number of armed robberies, killings of security personnel and violence carried out by nomadic herdsman have meant tackling crime is a top priority.
Mr Akufo-Addo noted efforts are being made to find a regional solution to the violent activities of nomadic herdsmen.
The address also touched on unemployment, promising 100,000 young people would be provided with jobs this year.
He had further good news for the economy, noting enough measures have been put in place to free the country from dependence on foreign aid.
What’s more, the World Bank is predicting Ghana’s economy would grow at a rate of 8.3% – the fastest anywhere across the globe – this year.
But the improvement in the economy is yet to have a real impact on the lives of Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo didn’t address the recent fuel price hikes which resulted in a protest march on Wednesday.