Polarisation Is A Threat To Peace — Avornyo

Mr. Ralph Kwasi Avornyo, Regional Director of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Volta Region, says the politisation of every issue in the country has divided the country into tribal lines.

According to him, if the trend is not reversed immediately negatively affect the nation’s democracy.

Mr. Avornyo made the observation in a lecture on the topic, “The new wave of polarization of issues of national importance: the implications for the peace and stability of the country,” at Ho Thursday.

The lecture which was organized by Desiadenyo club, a Ho based social organisation was attended by students, civil society groups and traders.

He bemoaned the increasing polarization of the Ghanaian society, saying politics in the country has become so destructive instead of constructive.

That, he said, has the tendency to destroy the peace and stability of the nation.

“We have so much to do in this country and cannot understand why those who put themselves up for leadership are so blinded to the solutions of this nation,” he said.

According to him, politics has been left in the hands of politicians who continue to make pronouncements which inflame passions, instead of contributing to unite and build the nation.

In that regard, he also appealed to the parties, particularly ruling National Democratic Congress and the main opposition New Patriotic Party to be tolerant of each other’s views.

In addition, Mr. Avornyo reminded the media of its responsibility to playing the watch-dog role in the country’s drive for socio-economic development, saying the media also has a role to address the polarization of society.

In his address, Mr. Samuel Kwaku Ayisah, president of Desiadenyo club noted that the lecture formed part of activities of the club’s 30th Anniversary launch.

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