GARPC swears in Alhaji Osman, Dr Yakohene as members
The Greater Accra Regional Peace Council (GARPC), as part of the National Peace Council (NPC) architecture, yesterday sworn in two new members who were not present during the inauguration of the Council last December.
The eminent members were Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman, representing the Tijjaniya Muslims of Ghana and Dr. Efua Boatemaa Yakohene, representing the Civil Society of Ghana on the council.
They swore the oath of office, secrecy and allegiance administered to them by Numo Blafo Akotia III, member of the governing board of the National Peace Council.
The members of the Peace Council were also given official appointment letters to serve on the Peace Council for a four- year term mandate.
Alhaji Osman is the Executive Secretary of the Tijjaniya Muslims Movement of Ghana (TMMG) and was first nominated to represent the Sect on the Peace Council in 2017.
He told the Ghanaian Times after his swearing-in that hewould bring his experience to bear on activities of council in Accra and beyond by contributing to sustainable peace in the country.
Alhaji Osman urged civil society organizations and corporate bodies to lend helping hands and resources in maintaining peace and stability in Ghana, especially in conflict areas like Bawku and the border towns.
The Greater Accra Regional Peace Council (GARPC) was established by an Act of Parliament (818, section 9, 2011) with the mandate to develop and facilitate mechanism for the prevention, resolution and management of conflict and to build sustainable peace in the region.
The mission of the peace council is to promote cooperative problem- solving to conflicts and by institutionalizing the processes of response to conflicts to produce outcomes that lead to conflict transformation, social, political and religious transformative dialogues within the Greater Accra region.
Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Regional Peace Council in their first meeting elected as chairman, Rt. Rev. Samuel Kofi Osabutey, of the Methodist Church of Ghana representing the Christian Council of Ghana and Alhaji Osman as the chairman of the finance committee