As Ghanaians, we have always been proud of ourselves for how long we have sustained the fourth republican constitution. We further see ourselves as an oasis of peace within the sub-region.
Clearly, this enviable attributes are under threat under the reign of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo or perhaps, the situation has worsened recently. We are gradually, by the acts of senseless violent killings, becoming a banana state.
This current state of affairs, where violence, either between ethnic groups between the state and irate youth was anticipated. That is why it became necessary to set up a body, such as the National Peace Council.
The National Peace Council of Ghana (NPC) is a Ghanaian national body whose aim is to raise awareness surrounding the use of non-violent strategies in response to conflict through networking, coordination and campaigning.
The composition of the NPC is made up of eminent and well respected members of our society. We could not have aggregated better brains for such a body. They were to comment, direct and offer advice on matters of human rights, Justice and to promote peaceful co-existence among Ghanaians.
Over the years, at least from 2017, for some strange reasons, they have become toothless canines. They neither see nor hear no evil. From the election related killings in Techiman South Constituency, Ayawaso West Wagon constituency to this recent Ejura massacre, they have not put forth any meaningful resolution on the table.
The Peace Council of Ghana is almost a non-functional entity only draining task payers' money for nothing.
Probably because, for a body that is supposed to be neutral in its dealings, this particular membership has tainted itself with a political party colour. They have lost the confidence of some citizens, and they seem to understand the unfortunate position they have locked themselves in, thus, they concede they are no longer relevant.
We are now a country without a neutral voice that can calm tensions. The last hope was the Peace council. They must all resign to save the integrity of the organisation. Or, Perhaps, we disband the so-called peace council. We are better off without it.
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