A one-day Peace Forum has taken place in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region, Thursday, March 25.
The purpose of the forum was to evaluate the series of activities carried out that advocated for peace in the lead-up to the 2020 general elections and the way forward in sustaining peace in the area.
It was chaired by the Catholic Bishop of Yendi Most Rev. Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai and took place at the Catholic Secretariat of the Diocese.
Participants in a step-by-step approach discussed the lessons from the town hall meetings, peace walks, Rising from Resilient Roots workshop (which targeted young adults), and peace forums that were organized to advocate for peace before, during and after the elections and their impact.
They roundly agreed that these activities contributed positively to a peaceful election.
Participants noted that regular education on the need to live in harmony with one another was key to sustaining peace in the area.
The participants included: constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention Peoples Party (CPP), and Peoples National Congress (PNC).
Others are representatives of the Yendi Peace Council, Justice & Peace Commission, Yendi Peace Centre, Yendi Youth Parliament, National Investigations Bureau, Women in Agriculture Platform, Muslim Youth and the Diocesan Youth Council.
Imam of the Yendi Peace Council, Alhaji A. Majeed urged all stakeholders to foster unity and continuously work towards ‘keeping the peace’ in Yendi and beyond.
The forum is part of the Sahel Peace Initiative (SPI) of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with SELL Programme Ghana as partners in its implementation.
The SPI was launched last year to raise awareness of the crisis in countries in the Sahel region, advocate for change and help communities overcome obstacles to enable them to build lasting peace.
By: Communications Person