A group known as “Movement for Peaceful Ghana” (MPG) on Tuesday embarked on a peace walk to caution Ghanaians especially the youth to desist from engaging in violence to mar this year’s general election.

The walk which started from the Robert Mensah Stadium, through some of the principal streets of Cape Coast, ended at the forecourt of the Cape Coast Castle, with members holding placards some of which read: “Ghana needs peace,” “Say no to violence,” “Righteous Mills stands tall,” “Ghana will not die 2012.”

Mr James Eshun, Communications Director of the group in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said the movement embarked on the peace walk to educate the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for their selfish interest.

He said Ghanaians do not want to experience the conflict that ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast and asked the youth to be law abiding and endeavour to follow all the rules and regulation of the voting procedure during the elections.

He expressed regret that politicians used the youth to foment trouble during political campaigns whilst they sit in the comfort of their homes.

Mr Eshun advised the youth not to lose their lives for worthless things but rather promote peace for the future development of the nation.

He said the movement is not affiliated to any political party and its membership includes all the political parties in the country.

He said to ensure peaceful general election, it is imperative for the media to be circumspective in their reportage. GNA

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