The on-going Presidential race in Ghana has shown signs of being a tight one as counting has since been under way in the West African country. Early results indicate that a tight race between incubent President John Dramani Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo is brewing.
Though many Ghanaians were unable to cast their ballots on Friday due to breakdowns experienced in the new biometric voting system implemented in the country, many observers sau the election is Ghana’s best yet. Speaking after casting his vote on Friday, President Mahama said the elections would “go down in history as the best ever to be held in Ghana”. Observers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also declared the elections as “peaceful and transparent.” Election results are expected as early as Sunday. Ghana has in recent years emerged as one of Africa’s most promising success stories. In 2011, its economy grew by about 14% and is predicted to grow by about 8% in 2012. Ghana is currently one of the world’s fastest growing economies.