The Rastafari Council, Ghana has called on Ghanaians to jealously guard the peace and tranquility the nation enjoys now and ensure that the peace prevails during and after the elections, ensuring that it is credible.
This is contained in a statement signed by the President of the Rastafari Council, Ghana, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey to mark the 86th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.
The statement calls on Ghanaians to avoid actions that will create rancor and acrimony and rather appreciate that democracy is about development. The Rastafarians also suggest that as much as Ghanaians are partisan, they should not let that be a source of division but should rather provide the platform for the healthy exchange of ideas for the ultimate benefit of the nation.
As part of activities to mark the day, a peace walk will be held from Kwame Nkrumah Circle through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue to the MUSIGA office in Accra. This will be followed by a national congress of Rastafari organizations and individuals to be climaxed with musical performance and Nyahbinghi chants.
The Rastafari Council was established in 2009 as an umbrella body for Rastafarians in Ghana. In the same year, the Council established the Black Star Line Cooperative Credit Union to create wealth among the Rastafarian and Pan African community.