The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says government is bent on implementing programmes and policies that will consolidate Ghana’s gains in democracy and peace.

According to him, more efforts are being made by the President to make the country the epitome of peace in Africa and beyond.

This is achievable because President Akufo-Addo is the current Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Chair, Dr Bawumia observed.

“He [President Akufo-Addo] will continue to pursue programmes and policies which consolidate our gains in our democratic credentials and work towards a peaceful and sustainable Africa. The quest for peace and stability on the continent cannot be told down.

“It is an essential bedrock in realising resilient and sustainable societies,” he said after receiving the Young Democrat Union of Africa (YDUA) Africa Peace Award on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.

A citation that accompanied the award noted that Mr Akufo-Addo’s ability to restore peace in the Dagbon Kingdom, among other significant interventions he has made both locally and internationally merited the prize.

“Our decision to honour the works of this very astute man for his decades of service to rule of law, democracy, press freedom and peace is not only admirable but presents great lessons to many.

“In all, his efforts to ensure that Ghana is enjoying peace and stability are enviable and his steps towards averting the urge for undemocratic regime change in West Africa as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, we believe is worth commending considering the prospects,” it said.