Musiga holds Peace walk in Kumasi
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has held a Peace Walk through the principal streets of Kumasi as part of its project dubbed Using Music as a Tool for National Cohesion during Election 2012. The Walk was sponsored by STAR-Ghana. STAR Ghana supports Strengthening Transparency Accountable Responsive Governance in Ghana.
The Peace walk which took place last Wednesday featured Kumasi based musicians and members of the creative arts as well as some service persons and members of the public. Addressing a forum at the Jackson Park after the walk, the 1st Vice President of the Union, Bessa Simons advised the participants to be ambassadors of peace before, during and after the elections. He noted that Ghana is celebrated worldwide as an oasis of peace and democracy in West Africa and urged the participants to diligently guard the peace. He called on them to remain dedicated to the peace and encouraged them to spread the message of peace to all and sundry. The chairman of the Ashanti regional branch of the Union Nana Aboagye Da Costa on his part said peace is the most important requirement for development and said the need for a peaceful election in December cannot be overstated. He therefore urged the participants to remain committed to peace in all circumstances. Representatives of the various political parties who were invited for the walk and peace forum turned up after the forum had ended.
In a related development, the elections for the Ashanti region have been cancelled following protests by some members regarding the conduct of some of the electorate. The election which took place on Thursday was heavily attended by members of the Union in the region. According to the 1st Vice President Bessa Simons who led a delegation including the National Organizer Chizzy Wailer and the Director of Special Projects and Communications Ahuma Bosco Ocansey from the National Office to supervise the elections said the National Executive Committee has discussed the developments at the elections and will announce a new date for the elections. So far MUSIGA has held Peace walks in all the regions with the Greater Accra edition scheduled for August 20.
Source: Ahuma Bosco Ocansey