NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo with young Abraham
Abraham Attah, Hollywood-based Ghanaian actor known for his role in the Netflix film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’, has reached an agreement with AfriGold Impact to embark on a peace campaign for the December polls.
He said, “I will be in US during the election, however, it is important that Ghana remains peaceful before, during and after election. This is my home and my family is here so I support the cause of AfriGold Impact in its peace campaign.”
The Abraham Attah Foundation and AfriGold Impact campaign tour dubbed: ‘Ghana Peace Drive’, is to educate the public on the essence of maintaining peace in this political season.
The project will begin in October and will end after the December elections.
A statement delivered by Mawuko Kuadzi, the manager of Abraham Attah, after the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), said, “Even though I will not be here in person, my input will be seen in different ways and this project will contribute greatly in ensuring peace.”
He said the team will tour various communities to show an infotainment documentary, and called on the media and general public to support the effort.
Francis Botchwey, Director of AfriGold Impact, said the documentary brings together messages from Emmanuel Bombande (former Executive Director of the West African Network for Peace Building), Kofi Asante (Chairman of the National Peace Council), Fred Degbee (former Secretary of Christian Council), Bright Kweku Appiah (Executive Director of Child Right International), Sheikh Dr Nuhu Shaributu (National Chief Imam) and Ransford Tetteh (former President of Ghana Journalists’ Association), advising the public against violence.
He said over 10,000 T-shirts with peace inscriptions will also be distributed for free as part of the campaign which is aimed at sensitising the public against violence and encouraging peaceful co-existence.
Mr Botchwey said, “Not every Ghanaian has access to information and not all Ghanaians are literate. We want to reach out to the deprived communities and make them understand the importance of peace.”