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The Tamale office of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has instituted various Peace Campaign Committees in the Yendi and Tamale sub-metro councils with support from the British High Commission.

The project, which will be implemented over a six-month period, is themed, ?Local Governance Sub-structure Peace Building and Elections.

It is aimed at promoting peace before, during and after the elections.

According the Tamale Office Manager of CDD, Paul Osei-Kufuor, the project seeks to improve local governance in Tamale and Yendi.

He stated that peace is an essential ingredient for promoting holistic national development, adding that during national elections, the political environment was characterized by political upheavals that have the tendency to disturb peace in the country.

He called for collaboration, disclosing that the membership of Peace Campaign Committees (PCCs) will include councilors, civil society and opinion leaders.

Mr. Kufuor explained that the training of the Peace Campaign Committees is part of a series of activities outlined by the CDD and its partners to ensure incident-free political campaigns.

The committee members, he emphasized, had been educated on basic election principles and basic peace building approaches.

He stated that these committees will work in collaboration with existing civil societies and independent government institutions to educate citizens on the electoral processes and systems and campaign for peace in the December polls.

He stated that the project was aimed at enhancing the knowledge of citizens about electoral rules and regulations and contribute towards promoting peace in the beneficiary districts.

From Stephen Zoure

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