Ghana goes to polls come 7th December 2020 where Ghanaians will be electing leaders to manage the affairs of the state. The Ghanaian electorates will cast their votes in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary. Hopes are high as to which political party wins the presidential race.
The ruling New Patriotic Party and the biggest opposition National Democratic Congress are seem to be leading as to who wins the general elections. This calls for many Society organizations and major stakeholders calling for a peaceful election before, during and after the December polls.
Sharing Education and Learning for Life (Sell) Programme Ghana also joined the call in the Northern Regional Capital by holding a Peace Walk to campaign for peaceful elections come December 7th which is less than ten days now.
In an interview with Mr. Vincent Adjei who is the Executive Team Leader for Sharing Education and Learning for Life (Sell ) Programme Ghana in Tamale during their peace walk, he stated that, our walk today is to show the people of tamale the reasons why we should maintain the peace we are enjoying from now, during the election period and after the December polls.
We remain committed to creating awareness among young adults to come together to work towards sustaining peaceful Tamale and by extension a peaceful Ghana during the upcoming December parliamentary and presidential elections. We also work in hand in hand to support Ghana’s development.
According to Mr. Vincent Adjei, Election is a platform for us to decide who we would want as a leader of our nation to bring about the development we all want and it is not for violence, so it’s imperative and binds on us as young people that we get involved in these issues of building peace for our nation. Over the cause of three months we have been working together with our partners thus the Catholic Relieve Services to reach out to various communities within the Northern sector to talk about the messages of peace. We have engage major key stakeholders like politicians, traditional leaders, and religious leaders in various areas.
We have worked in Yendi, Bunkurugu and Tamale. He added that they started peace period and this exercise on the 21st September 2020 which is United Nation Day for peace and then we launched this campaign and since that time we have been working together with our volunteers and in collaboration with other groups to preach peace messages on Radio, Tv and on our streets as well as institutions working towards the promoting of Peace.
Mr. Vincent Adjei mentioned that, young people are the key actors when it comes to the development of our country, and if we are key actors to our nation building, we are not supposed to allow ourselves to be used to perpetuate violence. We are the future and then now of the country so if we allow ourselves to be frame into thinking that we should hate each other because of our difference and ideology then we fail ourselves as young people and we fail the future we are going in and then we fail generations ahead.
Mr. Vincent Adjei edged all young people to go and exercise their voting power, vote on the 7th December go back to your house and allow the institutions that are mandated to put the results to put it out and when it comes we accept it and go back together as one country. It’s in the interest of this country we are all working.
He extended his gratitude to the Catholic Relief Services who founded their project and encourage organizations who volunteered to support their peace campaign to also spread the word Peace.
The organizations included Ghana Youth Guide, Northern Regional Youth Network, Activista Ghana, Sagnarigu Youth Parliament, among others.