Muslims and Zongo Communities in Ghana have been urged to embrace peace before during and after the general elections.
This came to light, during the launch of “Muslims and Zongo Communities Unite for Peaceful Election 2016” Initiative. Speaking at the Launch, The Chairman of the Peace Council Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante called on The Muslim Youth and Zongo Communities, not to allow themselves to be used to foment trouble but rather be agents of peace in the up-coming elections.
The Launch brought together over 200 Muslim Youth and Zongo Communities, in Ghana to be sensitized on the need to be agents of peace in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, come November7.
Some Political think tanks hold the view that, the Muslim youth forms a large number of the youth, used to perpetrate violence in every election year.
In a bid to reverse this perception, The Light Foundation A Non- Governmental Organisation, organised a seminar for the Muslim Youth and Zongo Communities in Ghana on the need to practice what Islam is.
However, speaking at the launch, The Chairman of The Peace Council Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante said meeting the Muslim Youth, is very relevant in promoting the peace that Ghana is yearning for ahead of the up-coming elections.
On his part, International Security Expert Vladimir Antwi-Danso blamed the ascendency of chaos during election periods in the Country on the level of indiscipline among the youth.
He however, warned Politicians to desist from Political ethnicity, whiles canvassing for votes, since that has the propensity for fuelling violence just as it happened in Rwanda.
Meanwhile The Former Inspector of Police, Mohammed Ahemd Alhassan was optimistic about the readiness of the police to ensure peace, before during and after the elections.
Source:radioxyzonline.com/Pious Kojo Backah.