Good Luck Africa, a private business group launched a campaign to promote peace and stability among Ghanaians, in Accra yesterday.
Titled “Ghana my love,” the seven minutes documentary video, highlighted the need to preserve and maintain peace before, during and after the elections to protect the country’s rich culture and heritage.
The event attracted religious leaders, assembly members and politicians.
The Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, urged Ghanaians to ensure peace during the forthcoming election.
He said the Council was poised to prevent and manage electoral violence and would continue to engage stakeholders in the process to ensure peace and stability.
“We hope that through the dissemination of peace messages, the generality of Ghanaians especially political party activists would be more tolerant to ensure that the elections are peaceful,” Prof. Asante said.
Prof. Asante stated that Ghana was ranked one of the peaceful countries globally adding that, any speck of violence that might erupt due to the elections could dent the country’s image.
Prof. Asante entreated politicians and their supporters to always choose non- violent approach to address any possible conflict situations that might arise.
“It would not be easy, but we must have the courage to be strong in order not to be violent. As human beings, our life is short and irreplaceable, we have nothing but each other and cannot afford to destroy all that we have”, he urged.
The Director of Good Luck Africa, Mr. Sam Muthu, urged stakeholders in the electioneering process to be fair and transparent in the discharge of their duties.
He stressed on the need for the country to sustain its enviable democratic credentials, saying
“All must exhibit greater level of tolerance in the face of extreme provocation”.
By Abigail Annoh