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Sunyani: WSR-Ghana Gathers 1000 Women To March For Peace Ahead Of December 7 Polls

A peace march organized by Women Situation Room-Ghana at
Sunyani, capital of the Brong Ahafo Region saw about 1000 participants, mostly
women crying for peace ahead of the upcoming December 7 polls.


A petition was presented to both the ruling
National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)
in the region calling them to affirm their absolute commitment to peaceful
elections before, during and after the December 7, 2016 polls.

“As women, we suffer most with our children when there is
violence and we will not look on as the security of our beloved country is compromised
in the name of politics. We are gathered here today to reiterate the call for
peaceful elections. As women, we are gathered here to call on your executives
and supporters to do all in their power to remain calm and resolute as the
Election Day unfolds.
“Development cannot take place in the midst of
conflict and violence. The situation in some of our conflict afflicted sister
African countries is an example for us as a country to choose the path of
Peace. Ghana is touted as a shining example of Democracy in Africa and we the
women of Ghana trust that the NDC Party will ensure there is peaceful
elections, so the country will continue to shine on the sub-region,” reads a
statement signed by the National Coordinator of WSR-Ghana, Ms. Adwoa Bame.
Participants were educated on the need to work towards a
peaceful Ghana.
“Peace is in our Hands so we say to you all, The Peace Of
Ghana Is In Your Hands. Let us all commit to peaceful process before, during
and after December 7,” Mrs. Vida Korang, organizer for the occasion told the
participants.
The WSR-Ghana is a women’s peace building mechanism that
mitigates conflict before, during and after elections. It is a no-partisan
process that mobilizes women in collaboration with youth to engage stakeholders
to support the women’s call for peaceful elections as a peace and security
measure in accordance with UNSCR 1325.
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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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