Entertainment of Monday, 10 October 2016
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has organised a peace walk in Accra as part of a nationwide campaign to promote peace and unity before, during and after the 2016 general election.
The event attracted musicians from different genres. They were dressed in white T-shirts and displayed placards with various peace messages.
The walk began from the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park, through the British Council to the TUC traffic light. They continued to the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue through Kinbu to the Independence Square and back to the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park.
In an interview with some of the popular gospel musicians, they underscored the importance of peace in the development of a nation.
A gospel musician, Gifty Osei, who also participated in the walk, said peace messages needed to be drummed into Ghanaians across the regions.
Another Gospel musician, Celestina Donkor, said: “Ghana is known for peace and integrity; we cannot exchange it for anything.” She, therefore, entreated the people not to trade such virtues for any selfish interest.
Ms Donkor further stressed the need for peace messages to be spread to every Ghanaian from the grass roots to worship centres, markets and institutions.
The president of the association, Bice Osei Kuffour, aka Obour, said the association embarked on some activities in the country annually as part of its social responsibility “and this year being an election year, the union decided to embark on this exercise as part of our contribution to a peaceful election”.
He said similar exercises had been carried out in all the 10 regions in the country. According to him, the activity would be followed with a peace song to be released soon.
“Nobody would love to be entertained if the peace in the country is disrupted,” the president said.
Obour also appealed to Ghanaians, particularly politicians, to engage in acts or pronouncements that would promote peace before, during and after the December general election.
He advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used as tools for violence in the electioneering.