Eastern Region Peace Council Inaugurated

A 13-member committee of the Eastern Regional Peace Council (NPC) has been inaugurated at Koforidua last Thursday.

They are Very Reverend Father Andrew Kwami Dunyo of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Rev. Dominic Kofi Danso, member of the Christian Council, Apostle Joseph Amoah, member of the Ghana Pentecostal Council, Ms. Dorothy Ofori of the National Council of Christian and Charismatic Churches, Mr. Hasan Carbo, of the Ahamadiyya Muslim Mission and Sheikh Mohammed Rabiu Ajawel, representing Al-Sunnah Muslims.

Others are Alhaji Sulemana Salifu Ahmed, representative of the Tijaaniya Muslim Group, Nana Afua Tabiri, a representative of practitioners of African Traditional Religion, Mr. Kofi Boateng Acheampong and Ms. Eunice Sena Sedzro, representatives of Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Counci (RCC), Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Twum-Baah and Nana Oponkwa II, representatives of Identifiable groups and Nene Sakitey II, representative of the Regional House of Chiefs.

A board member of the NPC, Alhaji Adam Abubakar, urged the members to facilitate and develop a mechanism to resolve, manage, prevent and build upon the peace the country was enjoying.

He appealed to them to offer support to the RCC and Regional Security Council (RSC) to prevent conflict and  educate the public on the significance of the NPC and make recommendations to the RCC and RSC on how to improve the situation..

Alhaji Abubakar commended the United Nations Development Programme for the NPC to deliver on its mandate.

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ms. Mavis Ama Frimpong, noted that no country could attain development without peace.

He advised Ghanaians not to allow diversities in opinion to divide them, but rather employ suitable ways of resolving issues to maintain the country’s peace.

The Eastern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Yaagy Akuriba, asked members of the council to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure peace in the country.

He entreated the public to use the Alternative Dispute Resolution and other conflict resolution ways to resolve disputes.

A member of the Regional Peace Council, Rt. Rev. Dr. Twum-Baah, on behalf of the other members, promised that they would work diligently to promote peace in the region.

From: Alberta Sarpong, Koforidua

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