The parliamentary candidates for the Weija-Gbawe constituency have pledged to peace before, during and after the 2020 general elections in December.
The candidates, Mr. Oromasis Nii Djaban (GUM), Mr. Thomas Moon Jnr. (PNC), Madam Rita Dugah (APC), Mr. Saviour Gbedze (CPP) and Mr. Cleland Nii Ayaa (NDC) made the pledge at the town hall meeting held at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Mallam on Sunday, November 15.
As a sign of pledging to peace, the candidates appended their signatures on the Ghana national flag severally.
In a statement delivered on his behalf by parish priest of St. Dominic, Rev. Fr. George Ekow Mensah the Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp. noted that Ghana has been a torchbearer in democratic rule manifested in the rule of law. He congratulated all the stakeholders in Ghana, especially community members who have been part of the democracy feat.
“As we mark another period for the election of our political leaders permit me to urge all of us to uphold and defend peace by ensuring that this election also go on successfully. I have no doubt that as a people, we will rise up to the occasion to ensure peace, tranquillity, before, during and after this election.” the statement added.
Parliamentary candidates who were present took their turns to speak at the town hall meeting which was on the theme: The role of Parliament, Local Authorities and Participatory Governance in community development.
The Town Hall Meeting was organized by the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra and chaired by Mr. Anthony Prosper Kofi Adzaho.
Other dignitaries at the meeting were, Principal Elder of Gbawe Palace Mr. Erasmus Quartey, Queen Mother of Odorkor-Official Town Naa Ayele, Linguist of Mallam Palace, Nii Otsiame Damitey, Director for NCCE Weija Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Mr. Ben Tetteh and the Gbawe Zongo Chief.
Source: Radio Angelus