Bawku pupils preach peace ahead of December elections

The pupils want peace before, during and after the elections
The pupils want peace before, during and after the elections

School children in the Bawku municipality in the Upper East Region have called for peace before, during and after this year’s December 7 general elections.

The children noted that peace was the only tool for creating an enabling environment for teaching and learning and the promotion of the economic activities in the Bawku area.

At a peace march towards the elections, they urged all stakeholders, including traditional authorities, politicians, opinion leaders and the general public to give peace a chance.

The school children who were mainly from the Mother Theresa Educational Complex,  a private basic school, carried placards with various peace messages including “we need peace and development, peace lead to good education and without peace there is no development.bawku-peace1Mr Isaaku Bukari the Bawku Municipal Chief Executive and Chairman for Bawku Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) urged the people to take the peace messages by the children seriously because it is the only thing that could bring about vibrant socio-economic development.bawku-peace2He observed with consistent peace in the area, teachers and pupils could go to school in order to produce the needed human resource for development of the area.

Bawku Divisional Police Commander,  Chief Superintendent Lovelace Kalestse Tufutor assured of the security’s commitment in ensuring relative peace in the area, warning that anyone found causing mayhem would be dealt with accordance with the laws of the land.

Supt Tufutor said the security is not going to compromise on any wrongdoing in favour of any politicians and their supporters.

Mrs Lucy Awini, proprietor of Mother Theresa and former Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, appealed to the people of Bawku to take the education of their children seriously and allow peace prevail.

She called on political parties and their followers to remain responsible by abiding by the code of conducts of their respective parties, as well as the laws of the land and not do anything that would jeopardize the peace being enjoyed in the area.

By Simon Atubugri Atule||Ghana

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