Ghana: Avoiding Election-related Violence

The West Africa Network for Peace Building, WANEP-Ghana, has cautioned the country to ensure that it was not plunged into violent conflicts by taking immediate measures to curb early warning signals of election-related violence. It has therefore called on stakeholders particularly the security agencies and the government to be proactive towards security issues in order to be able to put an end to any appearance of violence before it develops into something larger.

Mr. Justin Bayor, the National Coordinator of WANEP-Ghana, said this in Tamale on Wednesday during a forum on its activities over the years and the way forward. The forum was under the theme; 93Strengthening relations between civil society institutions for conflict prevention through 93GHANAWARN.” He said the state must take its early warning system seriously and act upon it with the seriousness it deserved.

Mr. Albert Yelyang, an official of WANEP-Ghana, said the intolerance and intemperate language by politicians is a threat to the peace and security of the state and its a warning sign of warfare.

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