Political parties, police tasked to protect the country from violent extremists

Political parties, police tasked to protect the country from violent extremists

The National Peace Council (NPC) has engaged the various political parties and person­nel of the Ghana Police Service, on how to prevent violent extremism in the country ahead of the 2024 General Elec­tion, at Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.

The two-day dialogue,which was on the theme: “National dialogue on improving civilian-se­curity agency relations for the prevention of violent extremism in Ghana,”was organised by the National Peace Council (NPC) in partnership with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy.

It aimed at ensuring that Gha­na upholds her peaceful accolade in the face of the political and socio-economic prospects.

Representatives of 10 political parties, including the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), the main opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the People’s National Convention (PNC), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and minority parties, participated in the dialogue session.

Delivering his key note ad­dress, the Reverend Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi, National Chairman, National Peace Council, stated that Ghana could not trade her peaceful accolade for anything.

He said that modern-day crimes required wild security surveillance to ensure the general public enjoyed peaceful coexis­tence in the country.

According to the NPC Chair­man, Ghana had lost her enviable slot as a peaceful nation to Serra Leone in the West African Sub-re­gion, and urged the various stake­holders to ensure Ghana reclaimed her peaceful prestige.

Rev. Dr Gyamfi said peace building was “a never-ending pro­cess” that required sustained effort to keep it for future generations.

He appealed to stakeholders to consider the interest of the nation over any personal interest so as to build a prosperous and peaceful nation.

Mr Daniel Mumuni, Country representative for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), said his organisa­tion was committed to ensuring peace across the country.

He said political parties had a vital role to play in peacebuilding and urged the security services to ensure the citizens had trust and confidence in their operations.

Mr Mumuni reiterated that to maintain peace in the country, a collective collaboration with all stakeholders would be needed to succeed in that regard


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