As the country laces her boots for the crucial General Elections slated for November 7, 2016, Youth Icons Ghana has launched another grand peace and nonviolence educational campaign dubbed 2016 Ghana Peace Invasion Campaign in Accra.
Launched under the theme; “Branches of the Same Tree – Promoting a One and United Ghana for National Development”, seeks to take the message of peace to wherever human souls can be found to engage Ghanaians to pledge to peace before, during and after the elections.
Some of the political parties were represented at the launch and to pledge for peace. Ishaq Awudu, National Youth Organizerof the PNC and NDC’s James Fonu both pledged their commitment to support the Youth Icons Ghana as they embark on the peace pledge across the country.
However, CPP’s National Youth Organiser, Enersto Yeboah declined to pledge for peace on behalf of his party’s youth. He said, “I’m sorry I’m not able to do that. I decline”.
According to him, he cannot pledge for peace when his party’s properties have been confiscated by the state over the years. He mentioned the former ministry of information’s building, the Fire Service office among others as the properties confiscated by the state.
The launch was chaired by the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante with John Graham, Executive Director, Giraffe Heroes International as the Special Guest Speaker.
Youth Icons Ghana is a vibrant youth oriented non-governmental organization committed to the empowerment of the youth of Ghana and Africa with its office located in Accra-Ghana led by Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa.
Youth Icons Ghana is motivated and driven by a burning desire and stubborn commitment to help find lasting solutions to the deteriorating status of the youth of Africa who face growing levels of unemployment, violent conflict, poverty, disease, functional illiteracy and substance abuse despite global advances made in technology, entrepreneurship development, medical research, leisure and recreational facilities.
2016 Ghana Peace Invasion Campaign Pledge
2016 Ghana Peace Invasion Campaign Launch