The Soka Gakkai International Ghana (SGI-Ghana), a Budhist organisation, that promotes peace, culture and education, organised marches in Tema, Accra and Kumasi, to create awareness for peace in the country ahead of the 2016 polls.
It formed part of activities to mark its Men’s Day celebration.
Members of the Tema Regional headquarters of the association, displaying flags of Ghana and the SGI, marched from Tema Community 9 to the forecourt of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, and presented a peace proposal to the Chief Executive of the Tema metropolis, Mr. Isaac A. Odamtten.
The document, which was signed by Mr. D. K. Sintim-Aboagye, General Director, SGI-Ghana, admonished Ghanaians to protect, defend and uphold the dignity of life, and iron out their differences, to make the upcoming elections peaceful.
“We are one people with one destiny living in one nation, let us use constructive dialogue to resolve our differences,” stressed.
Mr. Odamtten commended SGI-Ghana for its commitment to peace, and urged members to help conscientise the citizenry on national development.
He said government was transforming the infrastructure base of the country and creating the enabling environment for investment.
Mr. Odamtten appealed to political parties to go about their campaign peacefully, and cautioned the people: “Do not allow politicians to use you to foment trouble.”
The Paramount Chief of Tema Nii Adjei Kraku II urged Ghanaians to act responsibly and to take their destiny into their own hands.
In Accra, SGI members marched from the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum through the central business district, and presented a peace proposal to the Sempe Manste at his palace.
At Kumasi they marched from Boakye Yiadom park in Ash Town through principal streets to the Manhyia Palace and presented a peace proposal to a representative of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
From G.B. Gibbah. Tema