Story: Fatima Abdul-Karim
As Ghana heads towards the general elections, some political parties and their sympathizers have made series of disastrous utterances through the air waves and the print media which have, in diverse ways, scare lots of people.
This development, this paper has gathered is compelling some people to plan leaving the country before or during the elections.
The Dzaasetse of Kpakpa We, Nii kwatei Olemla I, who was enstooled last year, 2nd July 2011, has called for peace among all Ghanaians especially the political leaders of this nation.
The Kpakpa We is one of the main leading ruling houses in Asere which is a prerogative of Ga-State Akwashon and has been in existence since 1654.
Under the leadership of Nii Kwatei Olemla I, the community has seen a lot of progress under his administration, yet still there are more to come as he lifted Asere traditional area in his glory at the same time united the various factions within the Ga-State towards its development.
In an interview with Nii Kwatei Olemla I he revealed that he would soon launch an Educational Endowment Fund for the benefit of brilliant but needy children in the Ga community during the homowo festivals.
Nii Kwatei Olemla I, added that politics of insult, acrimony and viciousness would not build the country but would rather worsen it.
He stated that, “If you listen to the radio stations, you will hear a lot of people saying all sort of things which will not bring peace, Ghana is the only country we have, and I do not think anybody in his right sense will like to bring chaos in the country.”
He stressed that in a conflict state, women, children and the aged are the people who suffer most. Nii Kwatei Olemla I noted that any peace loving person would not like to go through conflict and war.
“Again, Ghana in the World over, is known as peace loving country and we intend to keep it as it is, so people on the air waves threatening fire and green stone should tone down their language if they believe in creating a conflict free nation,” he stated.
He urged all political parties in Ghana to put their messages across in a more decorous manner so as to ensure peace, unity and tranquility before, during and after the elections so that together, they build a better and happier nation.