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Bawku Students Give Peace A Boost


2008-08-12 22:36:14
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IF the clean-up exercise undertaken by about 600 students at Bawku at the weekend is anything to go by, then it can be said that enduring peace is gradually returning to the conflict-torn area.

The students made up of Mamprusis, Kuasasis, Dagombas, Hausas, Moshis and Bisas, came together on Saturday in a show of friendship to clear garbage which has mounted in many parts of the town due to the conflict.


The students, all resident in Bawku, were from Bawku Senior High , Bawku Senior High/Technical and Bawku Technical schools.

They are currently on holidays.

The clean-up exercise was facilitated by the Bawku Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Municipal Assembly, the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit and the ZoomLion, a waste management company.

In a communiqué read after the four-hour exercise, the students resolved not to get themselves involved in any activities that will disturb the peace in Bawku.

They also promised to mobilise other youth and sensitise them on the need for peaceful co-existence of all residents of Bawku.

The students further resolved to avail themselves of any opportunities that would equip them with skills in conflict resolution to be in a good stead to defuse conflicts.

They appealed to the government to ensure that no child in the municipality live in fear and called for a situation where every child of school-going age will be in school with teachers to teach them.

The students commended the Municipal Chief Executive for his able leadership which ensured that academic sessions went on uninterrupted throughout the turbulent period.

The National Peace Council and the security agencies were also commended by the students for their significant roles in restoring peace to Bawku.

Abdulai Abanga, the Municipal Chief Executive assured the students and all residents of the municipality of their security and called for their cooperation with the security agencies to bring about a lasting peace to the area.

Mr Abanga commended the students for their initiative in helping to ensure a lasting peace in the area.

Mr P. P. Appabey Baba, Bawku Municipal Director of NCCE, explained that the clean-up was to demonstrate the need for friendship and to foster peace among residents of Bawku.

source: newtimesonline.com

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