Substantial Ladies in Governance(SLIG) with support from Oxfam Ghana and Foundation for Security and Development in Africa(FOSDA), launched the very first part of our Peaceful Election campaign advocacy, themed; “We wont Trade our Security for Election Violence ” which started with a flash mob on the streets of Greater Kumasi.
2020 Peaceful Election campaign advocacy is an initiative of SLIG and the Foundation for Security Development in Africa (FOSDA) to promote peace. Ghana’s election is pending this year thus December 7th and of course Ghana has always been one of the few countries that has enjoyed free and fair elections despite the brawls that arise amidst political campaigns for power.
The goal of this project is to sensitize citizens on the need for Peace, the Right to Vote, and Youths not Weapons for Election Violence (SDG16). As part of the projects, volunteers held placards with wordcommunicating and cautioning young people to be aware of their potentials and take total control of their own peace.
To commemorate the pending, International Peace Day on 21st September 2020, we will have a Twitter Chat and Blast to involve all young people who are mostly active on social media, to be part of this advocacy. With the local Medias, SLIG will have an exclusive educative chat on partnered radio stations and will help answer, questions from the expertise points of understanding.
Covid 19 cropped into our shelves and has send cold and fearful thoughts into the minds of citizens, especially women and girls. Notwithstanding the fact that political brawls and threats will play its major part in spinning their minds. SLIG has decided to support this initiative to campaign for Peaceful elections and Security for all.
We are by this communique reminding all Ghanaians, the need for Unity and Peace. Ghana has come this far for the peace we have now and we will urge all stakeholders of this eight multi-party elections commission, to see what we have done today as a solemnPLEDGE FOR PEACE, as youths and citizens of Ghana.
We would use this opportunity to thank all our partners, sponsors thus; Oxfam Ghana, FOSDA, Peace Council, NCCE, Smart Starts Movie Production, Ghana Scout Association, Ultimate and Abusua fm, Ghana Students Accountability Network, Artland and all volunteers for the great support to pushing this agenda
National Coordinator- SLIG
Akosua Fremah Linda