The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel has urged the police to play and achieve the mandate of ensuring peace in the country, especially during the upcoming elections on December 7.

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, made the admonition on Thursday, October 22, 2020, when he led a delegation from the United Nations, to call on the Inspector of General Police and members of the Police Management Board.

Dr Ibn Chambas on Thursday also took part in the launch of "Ballots without Bullets" campaign, which is aimed at influencing public behaviour on the dangers posed by small arms proliferation.

At the event, he said the proliferation of small arms and light weapons remained a major challenge in the country.

“Small arms and light weapons are adjudged to be the most immediate security challenge in West Africa, fueling civil wars, organised criminal violence, insurgency and terrorist activities and posing great obstacles to sustainable security and development. The dangers of illicit proliferation, misuse and abuse of small arms and light weapons cannot be overemphasised,” he said.,” the Daily Graphic reported on Friday.

According to the report, Dr Ibn Chambas also said the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections presents Ghana with the opportunity to show to the world that it had matured democratically.

“If not properly managed, the threat of electoral violence risks rolling back the country’s development dividends,” he admonished.

source: ghanaweb.com

 

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Mr John Jabaah Benam, has advised Ghanaian youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment trouble during the 2020 general election.

He reminded them that Ghana was the only country we could all call home and be proud of, so they should not engage in any unlawful act that would disturb the peace currently being enjoyed.

The Municipal Chief Executive of the Sagnarigu municipality, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has been appointed to be part of the Northern Regional campaign team of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), who will be championing the party's campaign ahead of the 2020 general elections.

Hajia Mariam was specifically appointed into the campaign team to represent the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) of the Region.

Tamale Central MP Inusah Fuseini says he feels proud over the past 14 years he has spent in the legislative House.

The lawyer and politician told Kwabena Agyapong o0n Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the legacies and footprints he has left in the House are great.

The legislator said he is proud that he has contributed several legislations in the House.

A pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group known as Coalition of Patriots 4 Victory based in Yendi has recognized and honored Alhaj Baba Osman Daney for his exceptional leadership qualities and contribution to the development of the party.

Alhaj Baba Osman Daney, as the Chief Executive Officer of the first-ever Commercial Radio Station (Dasuma Radio) in the entire Eastern Corridor Enclave and also a former aspirant in the last NPP parliamentary primaries is noted for his generosity, selflessness and commitment to the course of the New Patriotic Party and the general well-being of the people.

Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, has said the continuous staying at home by students will permanently truncate their chance of getting education and put them away from school forever.

According to the minister, lots of the female students currently at home because of Covid-19 are getting pregnant because some of them, their families cannot guarantee them three square meal a day.

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed, has made a fervent appeal to the people of his region to ensure discipline by observing all the COVID-19 safety protocols.

This, he said, would help people in the Northern Region in particular, and the country as a whole, to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

“I want to make a passionate appeal to the citizens of Northern Region in particular, and Ghanaians in general, to “self-imprison COVID-19” by wearing nose mask, practising social distancing and staying at home when we do not have any essential thing to do in town,” he advised.

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