POLWA Calls For Peaceful Polls In 2016


By Ansu Kofi Richard, Syi-B/A

The Brong Ahafo Region branch of the Police Wives Association of Ghana (POLWA), has embarked on a peace walk in Sunyani, the marched was towards the November 2016 general elections.

The Brong Ahafo regional President of POLWA, Mrs. Naomi Atingane, advised her colleagues to be neutral and embrace each political party, since their husbands are not allowed to engage in partisan politics.

According to her, Police men are mandated by the dictate of their profession to ensure peace, protect lives and property, therefore the support and efforts of their wives, is paramount to sustain and motivate them in the discharge of those duties.

Mrs. Atingane, said the association could achieve this great task, if the members avoid petty quarrels, misunderstanding and nagging that may infuriate their husbands.

She believed that, though men are the head at home, when there is misunderstanding and people spark violence, it is the women who suffer.

POLWA can bring peace when the association eschew bickering, rumor mongering, discrimination, and all acts that tend to negate individuals and tarnish the co-operate image, she said.

The National President of Police Wives Association of Ghana (POLWA), Mrs. Charity Kudalor, noted that the purpose of the gathering, was to create the awareness for the need to maintain peace now, during and after the 2016 general elections.

Mrs. Kudalor, called upon every individual to promote peace in the forth coming elections and show their solidarity to Ghana Police Service in its efforts to maintain peace, order and security in the country.

She said, it was imperative for Ghana to protect it peace, because when they is war, the vulnerable women, children and the elderly are the worst affected.

She challenged the opinion leaders, government functionaries, political and religious leaders, whose utterances and actions are likely to inflame passion to be mindful of what they say and do.

Mrs. Kudalor, called on members to start early education on peaceful elections, because maintenance of peace, is a shared responsibility.

She advised them not to allow their children and relatives living under their roof to engage in active and open party politicking.
She urged the media to continue with the sacred duty of disseminating the truth, remain politically neutral and refrain from unnecessary inciting-phone in contributions and presentations on radio and television shows, which have the tendency to plunge the country into political turmoil.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police commander, DCOP Maxwell Atingane, commended the police wives association for the awareness creation project to drive home peace, ahead of the general elections.

He called on the police men and women to ensure zero tolerance of indiscipline before, during and after the 2016 general elections to enable them perform their duties excellently.

Mr.Atingane, made known that the police administration was settled for the broad spectrum elections, because of the measures it has already implemented.

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