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Peace Council lauds Western Region for maintaining peace after elections

policeThe Western Regional Peace Council has lauded the maintenance of peace in the region in the aftermath of last Wednesday’s general elections  across the country, which saw the election of a new president.
Regional Chairman of the Council, Rev. John Ernest Kwoffie, expressed satisfaction that their campaign for a peaceful environment before, during and after the elections have paid off, especially in the region.
“We visited all the 22 districts and 26 constituencies where we made them understand that peace will bring about progress because without peace, there can’t be stability and without stability there can’t be development,” Rev. Kwoffie told Connect FM in Takoradi.
He also commended the National Commission for Civic Education as well as the officials of the Electoral Commission who he said helped in the campaign during the period.
There were reports of isolated cases of attacks and destruction of public properties in some parts of the country following  the declaration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner in the December 7 presidential election.
But Mr Kwoffie said their evaluation of the security situation in the Western Region showed a peaceful atmosphere, which suggests the people embraced the peace campaign messages.
The Chairman said they anticipated a relative hooliganism after the elections for which reason they  put measures in place to serve as checks to avoid possible vandalism in the region.
Rev. Kwoffie urged all Ghanaians to cherish the peace being enjoyed in the country, noting Ghana is all that we have.
He also advised against acts that could dent the image of Ghana which has been touted globally for its exemplary democratic credentials.
By Loveridge Ampratwum Okyere|Connect 97.1FM|3news.com

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