Ahead of the country’s elections in December 2016, a peace campaign dubbed “Ghana + Peace” has been unveiled by the veteran Ghanaian Highlife musician Obiba Sly Collins.
The campaign which kicks off this August is expected to sweep across the entire Ghana as part of moves to promote tranquility before, during and after the elections was launched on Thursday at the Obiba Foundation Headquarters at North Legon in Accra.
A calabash as a symbol of the Campaign for Peace 2016 was also unveiled. The calabash would be taken across 10 regions of Ghana by the Executives, delegates and representatives of the foundation to seek signatory endorsements of personalities like the Chiefs, Clergy, Diplomats’, Stakeholders of Ghana Peace Council, and other invited Celebrities.
All of them would sign on the calabash a symbol of their commitment to promote peace.
“Peace is harmony. Love and togetherness is in the foundation of Ghana people. We see act of love and kindness every day. We should celebrate this peace that is in Ghana. Life is challenging in every walks of life. To work in peace and unity is the testament of our call values of strength,” Obiba Sly Collins said at the launch.
He asked the journalists and the youth not to allow the politicians to use to cause mayhem before, during and after the elections.
“We shouldn’t allow them to destroy this country for us. I’m begging Ghanaians you people. I’m begging Ghanaians, we should watch the words we say… Small little word can tarnish the country’s image but I know God has blessed this country and no politician can destroy it because God will not allow it,” he said.
He invited Ghanaians to join the Ghana + Peace campaign by endorsing and signing on the calabash to signify the launch of the peace, “I want everyone to join this peace campaign, not for money but to protect your country.”
He signed the calabash as a symbol of my commitment to promote peace
The tour would climax with a major concert in Accra in November, laced with Obiba’s new album “Reality” official launch at the Tang Palace in Accra.
Watch the video from the “Ghana + Peace” campaign launch