Work Peace
Work Peace

The maiden Peace and Arts Competition was opened by the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Education Directorate on May 30 for pupils to come out with peace focused arts and crafts work.

Work Peace
Work Peace
Sixteen schools from the municipality took part in the competition.

Some of the paintings by the kids portrayed a group of people holding high the Coat of Arms, the National Flag, and a fist up with inscription: “Ghana First’’ and “Strength in Unity,’’ among others.

On Thursday, June 30, political and opinion leaders and other stakeholders converged at the Municipal Education Directorate and signed a peace pledge to endorse the drawings of the basic school pupils.

They pledged to maintain the peace to enable the pupils to develop their God given talents in order to take up responsible positions in future for the nation’s development.

Mr Yaw Fosu-Danquah, the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Director of Education, said the nation could not develop without educating the young ones adding that anything that would derail the education of the children was of great concern to all educationists.

“We call on our political leaders and parties to pledge peace to this nation, we also call on the main referee, the Electoral Commission of Ghana, to do everything possible to ensure free, fair and transparent elections because the peace or otherwise of the country hinges so much on these principles. If we fail in this direction, our children today and posterity will never forgive us,’’ he said.

“If education helps people become useful members of society, helps them develop an appreciation of their cultural heritage, and for them to live more satisfying lives, we, Directors of Education, also pledge to mould Ghanaian children into educated persons who are knowledgeable, skillful, culturally oriented and emotionally balanced to fit in, and positively contribute to the development of this country,’’ he said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Gyan Kyereko, the Kpeshie Divsional Commander, said the Ghana Police Service would deploy its men and women to ensure that the country’s peace was not compromised.

He appealed to the youth to desist from any form of violence that would disturb the peace and that anyone found culpable would be arrested and dealt with according to the law.

Reverend Father Clement Wilson of the St Annes Catholic Church, Teshie, who chaired the programme, entreated Ghanaians to preserve the peace for the growth of the nation.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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