The Upper East Regional Police Commander has asked Ghanaians to resort to the use of lawful means at all times to address their grievances and issues that threaten their interest.
The Regional Commander, DCOP Simon Yaw Afeku who made the call warned that the Police will not under any circumstance compromise the security and peace in the region hence urged all residents to be law abiding.
Speaking at an All Night Peace Concert of a bands competition of Security agencies in Bawku, DCOP Afeku underscored the essence of laws in every society, noting it is to resolve issues, check society and give people the opportunity to seek redress.
The All Night Peace Concert was aimed at promoting unity among the security personnel and the general public in promoting national peace before, during and after this year’s December 7 election
DCOP Afeku said the Police in the region would not allow anyone to take the laws of the land into his hands to destabilise the security and peace being enjoyed in the country, especially in the region.
“The security has drawn all its operational orders and has embarked on several capacity building measures for its personnel to be able to live up to the task of maintaining peace in the country,” he said
Maintenance of peace in this election season, the Commander said, is everyone’s responsibility, hence urged all to be proactive in order to safeguard the peace prevailing in the country.
He further asked Ghanaians to see the country as their own for which reason they must all work to protect it with all lawful means, noting that should they allow politics to destroy it, they will have no place to turn to or call their home.
The Executive Secretary for the National Peace Council, Francis Azumah has meanwhile urged all Ghanaians to be peace ambassadors since peace is a key tool needed for the development of the nation.
He underscored the need for Ghanaians to show love to one another, explaining that such act of love would create the enabling environment that is required for peace to thrive.
On his part, Programme Support officer for ActionAid Ghana, Osman Musah observed the campaign for peace in any African elections couldn’t be underestimated because there are hidden and apparent dangers that seem to threaten peace if not properly addressed.
He was happy that the Ghanaian public is better informed about the electoral flashpoint in the country, adding there is the need to plan and target messages of peace and security in those areas.
By Simon Atubugri Atule|3news.com|Ghana