The Brong-Ahafo Regional Peace Council and the Regional Security Council, have identified ethnocentric partisan politics and protracted chieftaincy succession disputes as the major contributory factors threatening societal peace and social cohesion in the area.
It also listed inordinate media reports, land disputes, frustration of traditional adjudication processes, and politicisation of issues in an uncompromising milieu of partisan politics as other emerging security threats.
The council, however, said it has resolved not to allow these problems to undermine the required pre-conditional peace needed for rapid socio-economic development.
The two bodies made this known in a communiqué after a meeting with other key peace actors in Sunyani, as part of activities to mark the 2015 International Peace Day being celebrated on the theme: “Partnership for peace-dignity for all”.
Suallah Abdallah Quandah, the Regional Executive Secretary of the Peace Council, signed the communiqué, which called for a new peace architecture that requires integrated framework for peace building.
It appreciated the efforts of the security services in preventing crime through visibility patrols, and commended the Regional Security Committee for its collaborative approach to peace building.
The communiqué gave the assurance that the council and its key partners would work to address the deepest causes of conflict more especially economic despair, social injustice and intolerant partisan politics.
The International Day of Peace, which falls in September 21 every year, was instituted by the United Nations towards strengthening the ideals for peace, both within and among all nations and people.
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