The Church as an institution strives to promote and maintain peace at all times by focusing on resolving the causes of conflict and building the conditions for lasting peace. The Holy Book which is used in the church, calls the peacemakers the children of God, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God (Mt 5:8).
As Ghana prepares to go to the polls on December 17, 2019 for a referendum, the Catholic Diocese of Ho and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference(GCBC), would on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 launch a Diocesan sensitisation programme themed, “Participation of political parties and citizens in the district level elections”.
In attendance would be the Catholic Bishop of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Fianu (SVD), the Volta Regional minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa with the keynote speaker as the Regional Head Office of Attorney General, Ho, Simon Adatsi and Chaired by the Regional Director of N.C.C.E, Ho, Kenneth Kponor.
The event which would take place at the Saint Cecilia Parish Hall, Ho Dome at 10am would seek to highlight the importance of participating in the upcoming referendum.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has scheduled December 17, 2019, to conduct a referendum to approve the bill to amend Clause 3 of Article 55 of the 1992 Constitution.
This bill when passed will permit political parties to fund candidates for election to District assemblies and lower local government units.
The purpose of this referendum is to seek if Ghanaians are “in favour of the Bill to amend Clause 3 of Article 55 of the 1992 Constitution to allow Political Parties to sponsor candidates for election to district assemblies or lower local government units.