Northern women present peace petition to Chief of Tamale

By
Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Aug. 21, GNA – Northern Women for
Peace, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has called on the Paramount Chief
of Tamale to use his royal office to promote peace in the Northern Region and
the country in this election year.

A petition presented by the NGO to Gulkpe Naa,
Alhaji Alhassan Abdulai, Paramount Chief of Tamale at his palace, said “We
strongly believe that your influence can help maintain peace among the good
people of Tamale and beyond before, during and after the presidential and
parliamentary elections scheduled for the 7th December, 2016”.

The NGO led scores of women in the Tamale
Metropolis to embark on a peace-building march through some principal streets
of the metropolis before gathering at the palace to present the petition to the
Paramount Chief.

Madam Sara Ajara Musah, President of Northern
Women for Peace, who read the petition, said violent political conflicts robbed
the nation of vast human resources, women of their husbands, bread-winners,
children among other resources citing recent examples of Bawku and
Agbogbloshie.

She urged political party leaders to conduct
themselves like good mothers sharing a piece of pie among young children
“because, in the absence of the motherly or proper guidance, many selfish and
greedy people will go out of their way to misconduct themselves and create
undesirable tension in our peaceful region”.

She said “the Northern Women for Peace has
chosen this path of peace because we believe that political parties need peace
to rule the country and improve the living standards of Ghanaians”.

She called on the law enforcement agencies to
be impartial and mount surveillance to nib potentially violent situations in
the bud saying “our traditional authorities and political parties should
control the youth and ensure that they play by the rules”.

Madam Ajara Musah “urged all political parties
to remain peaceful and carry out their campaigns in decorum and Ghana will
emerge victorious after the elections in December with mutual understanding,
reconciliation and leading to development”.

She appealed to the Paramount Chief of Tamale
“to add your voice to the clarion call for peace anytime politicians pay
courtesy call on you”.

A representative of Gulkpe Naa (Paramount
Chief of Tamale) received the petition on his (Gulkpe Naa) behalf pledging to
work for peace.

GNA

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