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WANEP’s interventions has helped to water down open violence, says National Co-ordinator.

National Co-ordinator of the West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP Ghana), Albert Yelyang has trumpeted the contributions of peace actors to successful elections in the country particularly in the reduction of open violence.

He said WANEP’s interventions and engagements over the years with inter party youth dialogue committees helped to water down open confrontations or otherwise, situations that soul have escalated into violence.

Albert Yelyang who was addressing participants at two day training in Tamale that was facilitated by WANEP Ghana also said conventional conflicts like chieftaincy, lands, religious or even ethnicity by themselves aren’t bad, but that which have tendencies to affect others like political violence should be what we should be wary about.

For him, the solution to these insecurities and greed lie in professionalizing our ways of doing politics.

The training workshop, brought together representatives from various political parties, the NCCE, Christina and Muslim women groups and persons with disabilities, and is part of a yearlong project, facilitated by WANEP with sponsorship from the Canadian High commission and Oxfam Ghana.

The project seeks to create a platform for stakeholders to deliberate on conflict prevention, early warning, and appropriate response mechanisms, ahead of the 2020 general elections and is being implemented in eleven constituencies in the Northern, Bono East, Upper East and North East regions

Source: Nelson | | Ghana

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