The Sawla Area of The Church of Pentecost has launched the 2020 ‘Agent of Peace’ Campaign to promote peace in the run-up to the upcoming general elections.
The ceremony dubbed “Seek and Pursue Peace,” assembled distinguished personalities within the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba political district and beyond at the Changbalyiri Central Auditorium of the Church on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Amongst the dignitaries present were the Member of Parliamentary for the area, Hon. Andrew Chiwietey Dari; the Parliamentary candidates for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hon. Seidu Nuhu Banasco. There were representatives from the Electoral Commission, National Commission for Civic Education (NCC), Ghana Police Service, Sawla Wura (Chief of Sawla), Local Council of Churches, Muslim Community, Gonjaland Youth Association as well as the Media (Yagbon and Inkiligi FM).
The Sawla Area Head, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, in his address, 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.
“Ghana can be equated to an oasis of peace on the African continent and across the globe. This is a great achievement that did not come by chance but by persistent efforts from all stakeholders,” he said, adding, “The Church, therefore, intends through this engagement, to create awareness as well as charge all and sundry to seek and pursue the peace of Ghana in all their endeavours before, during and after the election, particularly in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District.”
His Worship Prince Andrew Cudjoe of the Bole District Magistrate Court, who was the Special Guest of Honour, spoke against the act of inciting the youth to cause pandemonium in election periods by some political figures who usually hide behind the scenes.
He advised the youth to desist from being used by wicked men as instruments for riot and vandalism. “Peace is priceless, hence not the responsibility of one man but all citizens. We must all make it our personal responsibility to seek and pursue peace,” he added.
There were peace messages from the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Police Commander, District Electoral Officer, Chairman of Local Council of Churches, Chairman of District NCCE, Chief Imam, and the various political figures.
The launch was preceded by a massive float through the Sawla township, led by Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye with placards conveying peace messages.
Report by Sawla Area Media Team.