As part of efforts to maintain peace in the country before, during and after the 2016 general elections, Police Officer Kwasi Ofori of the Legal and Prosecution Unit of the Ghana Police Service has collaborated with other musicians to compose a song to promote peace.
The song titled ‘Biakoye’, translated as oneness features popular Afro musician, King Ayisoba, Perppy of TV 3 Bands Alive fame as well as Tijani, also of TV 3 Mentor fame.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times in an interview, Mr. Ofori said it was important to concientise the public on the need for peace in the country.
“As police officers, peace allows us to protect lives and property, which are valuable assets that could be lost in the face of violence and it is incumbent on us, the citizens, to strive for peace to help the security agencies in the maintenance of law and order,” he said.
According to him, elections are about promoting peace, stability and unity as a country and must not be used as an avenue to cause mayhem and endanger others.
Mr. Ofori said he was confident that music has the power to influence the actions of people and that he, together with those blessed with music talent should propagate peace through it.
He noted that often times, women and children were the most affected in times of violence and called on the public to use dialogue to share their concerns rather than subjecting them to danger.
Mr. Ofori said the group would be embarking on regional tours to intensify the campaign towards peaceful polls on November 7.
Meetings with traditional leaders, community leaders, youth groups and organisations, according to Officer Kwasi Ofori, were the target to drum home the importance of maintaining a peaceful Ghana.
He entreated the public to watch the video of the song on various social media platforms including YouTube and television stations across the country to increase their zeal for oneness.
Mr. Ofori invited other musicians to join the campaign towards ensuring a country, built with oneness and peace.
By Claude Nyarko Adams