The Catholic Diocese of Yendi in collaboration with SELL Programme Ghana and Catholic Relief Services has intensified education on peaceful elections on December 7, 2020.
As part of such programmes, they organised youth engagement towards peaceful election in Yendi in the Northern Region.
Attendees included; the youth of New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Conventional People’s Party (CPP) Youth leaders, Youth in Parliament amongst others.
Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai in an address reminded Ghanaians that collaboration by all of them was needed for peaceful elections in the December polls.
He said such elections came with violence in some flash points in the country and the religious bodies had a stake in working hard to avoid them and the brainstorming with the youth to know the direction was crucial.
Bishop Boi-Nai gave the assurance that they would ensure peaceful polls by constantly educating the youth against violence.
The Catholic Relief Service Programme Manager of Sahel Initiative, USA, Patrick Williams, indicated that the meeting was aimed at looking at the challenges and rating to Ghana’s election 2020, specifically to Yendi that just came out of perpetual disagreements.
He believed that their presence at the engagement would help them in moving their vision of peaceful election forward and apart from this engagement, series of such meetings were organized in Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger all aimed towards peace.
Vincent Agyei Executive Team Leader of SELL Programme Ghana said more of such engagements would continue towards violence free December 2020 election in Northern Region and Ghana as a whole.
He said Traditional Authorities the Media, the youth, the Electoral Commission and the Police also have a role to play in ensuring peaceful elections.