Presiding member for Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly Hon Matthew Amisah has endorsed the call for a peace walk between the incumbent Member of Parliament Hon Muntakar Mubarak of the NDC and the NPP’s aspiring candidate Hon Alidu Seidu.
Though the move will be a way of promoting peace among supporters of the duo before, during and after December elections, he however indicated that the assembly will have to seek the expert knowledge of security officials on whether the walk will or not spark any violence within the constituency.
“It is not too late to hold a peace walk but we have to notify the security first for their advice”.
He said this on Wednesday at a community engagement event on PEACEFUL ELECTIONS organized by officials of the No Business as Usual (NBU) Project at Asawasi.
Hon Matthew Amisah brought to notice that the assembly has fast tracked measures to beef up security, assuring that anything that seeks to mar the beauty and peace of the upcoming elections will not be allowed. “Any recalcitrant person will be arrested without favor”.
Mr. Matthew Agbenu, Municipal Director for National Commission for Civil Education delivering a talk at the event charged the youth to resist any political influence that will sway them to embark on any violence.
He advised them to act as ambassadors of peace and also called on political candidates to avoid spewing insults in their campaign messages.
Assembly members and CSOs including Environmental Protection Association (EPA) and Empowered Centre for Women and Children drawn from electoral areas within the constituency were brought onboard by officials of NBU to give a talk on peace at the event.