Let’s maintain peace in the country

Ghanaians will vote in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in December this year and there is a call for voters to support the upkeep of national harmony.

It is impossible to separate the electoral process from the purpose of keeping the peace before, during, and after the elections.

At the inaugural Eastern Regional Command West African Security Services Association (WASSA), the Eastern Region­al Minister, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong, urged the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and other sister security services to exhibit a sense of nationalism in order for peace to reign as the nation approaches this year’s General Election

It is reassuring to know that security guards will be in the forefront enforcing law and or­der prior to, during, and follow­ing the elections.

He stated, “When given the chance to serve the state in such stewardship, it is important for them to think Ghana first and perform their duties fairly.”

The Spectator applauds the security agencies’ initiative and would like to emphasise that citizens can help security forces serve and safeguard the nation’s sanctity.

Furthermore, in order to gain the confidence of the public, we implore the authorities such as the Electoral Commission and others to safeguard critical elec­tion materials and the integrity of the free, fair, and transparent electoral process.

Regardless of our political disagreements, let us work to keep the peace. To have a suc­cessful and peaceful election, we must exercise caution in the language we choose.

Ghana is renowned for its democracy. But we should be aware that elections have the power to significantly accelerate or impede a nation’s long-term democratic growth. We all need to make an effort to maintain the peace we are experiencing and avoid making hurtful re­marks that could stoke passion and cause anarchy.

Let us all work to keep the nation peaceful.

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