Be transparent in your operations, electoral authorities urged

Accra, Sept. 22, GNA – Mr James Sambian, an
official of the Hearing Impaired Community, has appealed to political parties
and election management institutions to be transparent in their operations.

He said Ghana need peace for development and
urged all to abide by the rules of the process.

Mr Sambian said there was strength in unity
and called on Ghanaians to embrace peace as the nation goes to polls for the
seventh time.

He said this when he addressed the Ghana for
Peace Summit held in Accra on the theme: “The Disability Community and the Need
for Peace.”

The Summit was organised by Here for
Perfection (H4P) a non-governmental organisation committed to promoting the
interest of persons with disability in Ghana.

The occasion was used to launch a National
Peace Song composed by Apostle Charles Hackman.

Mr Newton Keteku, Chief Executive Officer,
Albinism Community, said there is the need to protect the lives of all during
the polls adding that in other African countries, body parts of albinos were
used for various rituals, hence the need to be watchful.

Mr Keteku called for adequate security for all
and greater collaboration to ensure peace before, during and after elections.

Madam Emma Bruce-Lyle, a member of Council for
the Disability, said problems facing the physically challenged were numerous.

He said whenever there was war, the physically
challenged are often left behind and called on all to preach peace.

Dr Obeng Asamoah, Executive Director Ghana
Blind Union, said peace was not just the absence of war rather “it is when
people feel secured and people understand each other and they pursue a common
goal.”

Representatives of the New Patriotic Party
(NPP), National Democratic Party, Convention Peoples Party and All Peoples
Congress pledged to uphold the peace, before, during and after December 7
polls.

GNA

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