The Nkawkaw Area of The Church of Pentecost in collaboration with the Nkawkaw Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service and the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has launched the ‘Agent of Peace’ campaign under the theme: “Seek Peace and Pursue it.”
The well-attended event, which took place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, included a peace walk through the Kwahu West Municipality, a durbar, and a musical concert at the forecourt of the Nkawkaw Old Lorry Station.
In attendance was the Nkawkaw Area Head, Prophet Robert Kobina Dentu, and his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dentu, the Area Pastorate and their wives, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo and other staff of the Municipal Assembly, the Police Band from Accra, and Police Personnel from the Nkawkaw Divisional Command.
Also present were the leadership of Nkawkaw Muslim Community led by the Zongo Chief, Parliamentary candidates of the various political parties, representatives from the Kwahu Traditional Council, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) member churches, the Media and members of the Church.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Municipal Crime Officer, DSP Agyemang Badu, spoke on the instrumental role the Police in partnership with the citizenry play in the furtherance of peace and stability in the country. Citing cases and incidences of electoral violence and insurrections in other countries, he advised the gathering to seek and pursue peace for Ghana to continue to be a safe haven for all.
In his welcome address, Prophet Robert Dentu observed that “there is only one country called Ghana to which we belong and the world at large are witnesses to the fact that Ghana has distinguished herself as a beacon of hope for Africa concerning smooth and peaceful electoral processes.”
He added: “The peace of Ghana comes first and must be held paramount to any other agenda.”
Prophet R. K. Dentu commended the stakeholders for their readiness to work together with The Church of Pentecost to unite the nation towards maintaining peace before, during, and after the elections.
In his address, the MCE, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, applauded The Church of Pentecost for the peace initiatives and said that the responsibility to maintain peace is a call that transcends race or religion.
He explained that “many nations suffer political instability and war due to the negligence of some individuals who chose to be careless about their speeches and actions,” adding that “the purpose of this peace campaign is to challenge and educate ourselves to be agents of peace as the nation goes into the December polls.”
All political party leaders present took turns in presenting their goodwill messages and pledging their support for a peaceful election and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere before and after the elections.
The Police Band, among other seasoned artistes such as Nana Yaw Dwomfour and Stella Agyeiwaa, gave a powerful performance at the musical concert.
Report by Overseer Clement Kofi Amankwa, Nkawkaw Area Reporter.