[ 2012-04-23 ]
Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante
Ghana is not politically unstable - Rev. Asante
Though there had been unpleasant incidents in
Ghana recently, the situation now is well within
limits, and cannot be described as volatile
according to Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel
Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, who is
the head of the National Enforcement Body on the
2012 Political Parties Code of Conduct (NEBPPCC),
gave the assurance and added that “We may have
come close to volatile but we are definitely not
Rev. Prof. Asante, Friday, said this in a meeting
between NEBPPCC and some political parties in the
country, as part of efforts to ensure peace and
order during Election 2012.
“In countries where things have gotten out of
hand, you do not get political parties coming
together for the sake of the nation. We have
easily achieved that here,” he said.
The Rev. Prof. Asante, who is also the chairman of
the National Peace Council, called on stakeholders
in the political process to initiate measures to
ensure peace building in the country.
Concerning the meeting, he said the political
parties, including the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP),
had appreciated the need to ensure the security of
“We have had frank discussions and reached a
consensus that we should all do what we can, to
ensure peace,” Rev. Prof. Asante said.
The clergyman said the media played a pivotal role
in ensuring national peace, and added that “We
would encourage both the print and electronic
media to facilitate discussions that promote peace
and unity in the county”.
The 13 member body has the mandate to reprimand
any political party that would engage in
electioneering, which can endanger the peace and
stability of the country.
Source - Joy News
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