BY: Orlando Daniel |voltaonlinegh.com |
The Catholic Bishop of Ho, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu SVD, has been named with 12 other eminent persons as members of the re-constituted Governing board of National Peace Council, which was inaugurated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Tuesday.
The new board chaired by Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu Gyamfi, from the Christian Council of Ghana, has the following as members;
- Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso – Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC),
- Nana S.K.B Asante – National House of Chiefs (NHC),
- Alhaji Mualvi Mohammed Bin Salih – Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission (AMM),
- Rev. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD – Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference (GCBC),
- Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams – National Council for Christian and Charismatic Churches (NCCCC).
- Nuumo Blafo Akotia Amtsu III – Practitioners of African Traditional Religion (PATR)
- Sheikh Arimeyaw Shaibu – Al-Sunnah Muslim Mission,
- Joana Adzoa Opare – Identifiable groups
- Magdelene Kannae – Identifiable groups
- Nana Agyakoma Dufie II – Queen-mother of Asante Mampong,
- Rev. Colonel John Kwamena Otoo Rtd
- George Amoh – Executive Secretary of the Peace Council.
President Akufo-Addo in a brief remark, tasked the board members to employ appropriate strategies that will help in maintaining the peace and stability of the nation before, during, and after the December 7th Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
“The National Peace Council has become a point of reference for addressing various conflict situations in Ghana and particularly election related conflicts.
“So I charge you, members of the newly constituted board to continue the good work done by your predecessors and employ the most appropriate strategies that will continue to contribute to sustain the peace beyond the 2020 elections. You are a distinguished and eminent group of Ghanaians who the nation expects to be up to the task.”
In a response, Chairman of the Council, Rev. Dr. Adu Gyamfi assured the President and the people of Ghana that the board will do the best it can to maintain the peace of the country.
The National Peace Council is an independent Statutory National Peace Institution established by an Act of Parliament (Act 818 of 2011) to facilitate the development of mechanisms for cooperation among all relevant stakeholders in peace building by promoting cooperative problem solving to conflict and by institutionalising the process of response to conflicts and to produce outcomes that leads to conflict transformation, social, Political and religious reconciliation and transformative dialogues.
Its core function is to prevent, manage, and resolve conflict and to build sustainable peace. The council is decentralized at the regional and districts levels.