This he is said is the reason why President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended a clarion call to the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress to have a dialogue on how the two would disband the militant groups within them.
Addressing a well attended gathering at the 62nd independence celebration at Akumadan Methodist Park, the DCE described the theme “celebrating peace and unity “ as apt because in his view there is no country that can achieve development under lawlessness.
The DCE bemoans the conduct of vigilante groups in Ghana as worrying and call on NDC/NPP to speed up the process of disbanding the groups in compliance with the president's directive.
“The future of Ghana is so bright that we cannot allow vigilantism to erode the success that has been achieved over the years. There may be divergent views and procedures in our quest to develop our beloved country, this should not disunite us neither should it create conflict among us. We should also remember that “Together we stand, divided we fall” it is so important to live in unity and peace.
We are one people with a common destiny. Today, Ghana is a beacon of democracy to many African countries and beyond. This we must be proud as a people and do everything within our power to sustain the peace we are enjoying. No meaningful development can take place in a state of conflict or war,” he added.
Hon. David Kwasi Kyere said that, No nation is built in an atmosphere of anarchy and conflict, hence, the theme for this year’s celebration is appropriate and timely, “Celebrating peace and unity” is most appropriate and timely.
According to the DCE, the celebration of the 62nd anniversary outside Accra symbolizes the peace and unity the government has facilitated in the erstwhile Northern Region, saying, it is also to demonstrate to the entire world that there is peace in Dagbon and the North as a whole.