Accra, 19 November, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the National Peace Council (NPC) in Ghana, among them Catholic Bishops, are calling on the people of God in the west African nation to be vigilant by recognizing threats posed by those who want to divide the country.
In their message on the International Day of Tolerance which was celebrated on November 16, the NPC officials, including representatives from the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) said maintaining national unity and cohesion requires “a conscious and deliberate effort of all.”
“Every individual must rise to the occasion and play the role of a watchdog on his/her fellow citizen against the eulogization of one’s religion, political and ethnic groups over the other to gain superiority - this is a greasy path to mayhem,” they said.
The NPC officials urged Ghanaians to shift their focus from their differences and work towards building a stronger, more united nation.
“Divisive utterances and behaviors will only hold us back as a nation from reaching our full potential as a people,” they said, and added that it is crucial for Ghanaians to “carry the message of tolerance, unity, and social cohesion across all levels of society and maintain the culture of inter-ethnic marriages in our society.”