Over 50 youth activists representing communities; religious bodies; professional associations and bodies; unions and Community Based organizations have pledged and resolve to promote tolerance, cohesion and stability in the Nandom Municipality of the Upper West Region.
They made this call in a one-day stakeholder engagement workshop aimed at building youth activist capacity on peacebuilding and violence extremism.
The program was organized by the Nandom Municipal Directorate of the NCCE with funding from the European Union.
The youth group after group presentation issued a find point communiqué which includes;
1. To be peace ambassadors.
2. To be part of community watchdog committees
3. Cooperation with police to fight crime
4. Refusal to belong to extremist groups
5. Build consciousness to promote peaceful co-existence
The youth group particularly stressed that a united, peaceful and tolerant society is what they all yearn to achieve. They hinted, the program is a teleprompter that will compel them to contribute their quota to make Nandom Municipal a beacon of peace and tolerant in Ghana.
The resource person including DSP John Opare (Municipal Police Commander) Rev. Fr. Stephen Koya (I.P.D.C. Chairman) and Mr. Tahiru Lukman (Chief Executive Officer- Ideapath Consult) all call for tolerance, cohesion and peaceful co-existence. The resource person shared experience in mediating conflict and the Darfur war. They were of the view that the youth are the main pillar to promoting a healthy and safer community and nation.
Other participants were the Municipal Coordinating Director (Madam Esther Abaching), the Regional Director of NCCE (Madam Patience Sally Kumah) and the National Deputy Director- Programme of NCCE (Mrs Osman Gladys); the media, personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service, and Staff of the Nandom Municipal Directorate of the NCCE the organizers of the program.