The National Peace Council’s (NPC) Chairman, Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, has appealed to the chiefs and people of the Bawku traditional area to cease fire.
In an address, he alluded to the repercussions of the conflict in the Upper West region and urged all and sundry to commit to building peace in the community.
“Nobody gains from protracted conflicts. I am not sure anybody involved in the conflict is happy that children are not in school, the sick cannot access health service, movement of goods and people have been restricted and freedoms curtailed.
“Let us confront the realities of the times and move on for the sake of our children and the future of Ghana,” Rev Dr Adu-Gyamfi urged at the 2022 International Peace Day press conference held in Accra.
The NPC Chairman who is a former Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention furthered that “building sustainable peace is a process that requires the efforts of both state and non-state actors, and a daily renewal of the commitment to peace and love for our common humanity”
International Day of Peace
The National Peace Council organised the event in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) in Ghana.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the UN General Assembly.
It was established to promote peace among nations and to mark the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
This year’s global theme is “End Racism. Build Peace”.