A huge peace plaque designed by Kingshead Foundation is to be outdoored on August 23 to serve as landmark reminder to Ghanaians to maintain peace after the Supreme Court verdict on August 29.
The Peace Plaque to be presented to the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Chief Justice has the Ghana flag and inscription: “The Mystery of Ghana-The Country @the centre of the earth”.
It also has a Ghana map, Africa map and other memorial tablets as well as massage on the mandate of Ghana.
The plaque to President John Dramani Mahama and NPP Election 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has their portrait at the right corner, Africa map in the middle and other ornamental landmarks.
President Mahama and Nana Akuffo-Addo’s plaque also has the inscription: “We are one people, in one nation with a common destiny. Let us reconcile in unity to build a prosperous Ghana,” at its base.
The Kingshead Foundation is organizing a dedication event at the International Press Centre to present the peace plaques to the petitioners and respondents in the Election Petition as well as the Chief Justice who have all been invited to personally receive the plaque and make a public declaration on their commitment to peace.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview Mr Ben K. Aggrey, a leading advocate of the Kingshead Foundation, said the event was to serve as a wake-up call for peace.
He said Ghana as the spiritual and geographical centre of the world has a mandate to lead Africa and the rest of the world.
“We must therefore continue to preach peace to all our leaders and remind them of the divine mandate of Ghana”.
Mr Aggrey appealed to both the leadership of the NDC and NPP to openly make a public declaration on the same platform accepting the ruling immediately the Supreme Court announces the verdict, adding “this will send a strong signal to their supporters to remain calm and go by the ruling”.
He said after the pronouncement by the leadership of the two parties especially President Mahama and Nana Akuffo-Addo, “they must prevail upon their legal team and supporters not comment on the verdict”.
He also appealed to the media to be circumspect in their reportage and commentary especially 24 hours preceding the verdict; “that period would be a very sensitive and emotional moment.”“We must not inflame passion. The verdict must end all discussion on Election 2012 petition. We don’t need any radio lawyers or political commentators to come and explain any political dimension to the ruling,” he said.