The Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) in partnership with Ghana Education Service has organized a march in Bongo in the Upper East Region to promote peace and campaign against violence in the upcoming elections.
The march was graced by officials of GRCS, younger students, personalities from Community Disaster Preparedness and Response Teams (CDPRTs), Mothers Clubs, among others amidst singing and drumming.
They carried placards which read, “GRCS stands for solidarity”, “GRCS stands for advancement”, “We want peace, not war”, “Let God pick our leaders for us”, “Don’t battle, how about we talk”, among others.
Marching through the principal roads, the gathering paid a graciousness call on Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaruum, the Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area.
Mr Paul Wooma, the Upper East Regional manager of GRCS speaking at the sidelines said, the activity was meant to sharpen the populace on the need to notice peace previously , during and after the elections.
“GRCS is a humanitarian development and therefore when we hear scraps or murmurs of violence it stresses us as a development”, he added.
The Regional manager said similar activities would be held in other areas of the region including; Binduri, Nabdam and Kassena Nankana Municipal.
Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaruum, the Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area, complimented GRCS for the initiative, saying it was convenient and communicated trust in a peaceful political race.
He also advised the adolescent to avoid being utilized to instigate inconvenience just before the political decision.
Ghana would hold it’s general political race on December 7, 2020 to choose a President and Members of Parliament.
As part of measures to guarantee peace in the elections, several institutions including;, Security agencies, Religious leaders, Non-governmental organizations, among others have all called on the general population to shun violence and maintain peace.