The news about the terrorist attacks that took place over the weekend at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso, which left 28 persons dead and several scores of people injured and traumatized, have left me in utter shock and horror.
I join the rest of the world in condemning these attacks, and sympathize with the families of the dead and wounded.
These attacks are a stark reminder about the threat terrorism poses to the world, with some countries in Africa being recent targets, and the duty it imposes on us all to help combat this scourge.
The citizens of Burkina Faso deserve to go about their daily lawful activities without being terrorised by a group of cowardly people. I appeal to all Burkinabes to remain steadfast. They have the solidarity of the Ghanaian people and of all peace-loving people in Africa. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and the people of Burkina Faso need to be assured with deeds, not just words, that the world stands with them and stands ready to support them in the necessary fight against such evil.
God bless the Burkinabe people and God bless the Ghanaian people.
2016 NPP Presidential Candidate