Transform Ghana peace campaign, a project that aims at organizing events in relations with peace (conflict and violence) and transformation for national development. The project which is sponsored by Dr. Kwame kyei Baffour, CEO of unity group of Companies and its partners on Friday 6th of May, launched a peace consultative forum.
Paramount to this initiative, the consultative forum seeks to engage with various experts and stakeholders to discuss the theme. Building capacity for peace and security towards election 2016. In an opened address from the convener of the project Mr. Steven Ackah, he stated,’’ this forum is a necessary part of the peace process to determine the feasibility of the entire project with respect to various aspect of the project. He added’ our five key events includes National youth peace forum, public lecture with Lawyer S.K.Boafoh, Rev. Emmanuel Asante and Dr. K.B.Asante, security awareness summit, women empowerment summit and every week peace talk in our rural communities.
At the forum, The Director Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research of Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and training Centre, Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning in his significant speech inspired the crowd especially the youth and gave back their Right as the Civil Society and as the future leaders. The feeling of Civil Servants being served instead of the civil society has made many of the youth adamant and helpless but to comply with any evil decision the society offers, creating an idea of the only means of survival.
Dr. Aning mentioned three key areas of violence, which we should avoid, because Africa has lost it’s focus and the basic needs of the common people are not relevant anymore but the attitude of looking for power to intimidate the people or neighbor is the game of the day. Physical, Intimidation and Verbal violence are the main abuse used by politicians and people in power to abuse the civil society and the common people who are the taxpayers but refused to be respected and given attention.
Other experts on the day were Mr. George Amoh, Director of Programs from National Peace council, Mr. Tettey Paddy Director of programs from Ghana refugee board, Madam Margret kwodjo Director from National Commission for Civil Education, Mr. and Mrs. Baffour and Beatrice Ankoma From Ankoma foundation U.S.A, Dr. Kunte Mousa a philosopher, Prince Kwakye from AFRICA Internet Group, David justice from Allianz International trade U.S.A, and some representative from world merit, unity group of companies and United Nations Development project youth Peace Ambassador.