Be agents of peace in Election 2020 – Youth admonished

Lilian Sally Addo, Country Head, United Nations Youth Association-Ghana (UNYA-GH), has admonished the youth to be agents for peace in the 2020 general election by putting the nation first in all they do and not allow their political differences to influence them in any way to disrupt the peace, unity and stability of the country of the land.

“We want peace, it doesn’t matter your political affiliation, let’s put Ghana first in all we do and not allow our political differences to influence you in any way to disrupt the peace, unity and stability of our country,” she stressed.

Ms Addo gave the admonition at a swearing-in ceremony of executives of UNYA-Ghana office in Accra which included team heads and ambassadors to promote the United Nations Resolution 2250, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support and assist the work of the United Nations in building a better world.

“The future belongs to the youth and it is in their interest to promote peace before, during and after the elections. During elections the youth are the main instruments used by political aspirants to perpetrate violence and as part of the organisation’s efforts to ensure peace, unity and stability it will embark on a nationwide tour to preach to them.

“The association, an offspring of the United Nations Association (UNA) Ghana, will put together its traditional council which will work with traditional authorities to contribute effectively and efficiently in decision making within their communities,” Ms Addo noted.

She called on traditional councils to welcome UNYA representatives whenever they knocked on their door since they would bring on board innovative ideas to help bridge the gap between them and traditional authorities and assured of well-trained, intelligent and vetted youthful ambassadors would be deployed into their communities to contribute in that regard.

Ms Addo appealed for assistance and support from corporate Ghana, civil society organisations and the government to partner the association to achieve its goals, since most of their members were volunteers who needed funding to help drive the UN agenda.

Reverend Dr Nii Lamptey, Director of Communication and International Relations UNA-GH, advised the newly elected executives, ambassadors and members of the youth wing of the UNA-GH not to relax but begin work immediately to achieve the goals within the confines of the UN. -GNA

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