Parliament celebrated 30 years of uninterrupted democracy in Ghana, emphasising the importance of peace and unity. The anniversary served as a reminder of the progress made over the past three decades and the need to further strengthen democratic institutions and processes.
As part of the celebration, a peace walk and sporting activities were held in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, promoting wellness and good health among staff and stakeholders. Cletus Avoka, Member of Parliament for Zebilla constituency, spoke on behalf of Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, expressing pride in the successes and achievements made under the 1992 constitution.
Mr. Avoka emphasised the importance of preserving Ghana’s peace and unity, highlighting the value of united democracy over dictatorship. He urged Ghanaians not to take their democracy and peace for granted, emphasising the necessity to work hard and sustain these foundations.
“The message is that a united democracy is expensive, but dictatorship is worse. So don’t take our democracy and peace for granted; we have to work hard and sustain our democracy and peace because a divided country is a fallen nation.”
Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, called upon the people of the region to work together for development and avoid actions that divide. Several dignitaries, including Members of Parliament, former MPs, municipal and district chief executives, state institutions, students, and people from all walks of life within the Upper East region, participated in the peace walk.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure| Bolgatanga