Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to ensure that the 2024 elections become peaceful, while calling on them to also unite and work together to build the country.
Mr. Mahama was speaking at the 8th Guan Congress which was held in Winneba in the Central Region.
According to him, having a peaceful election is always paramount as it would ensure continuity in the nation’s developmental progress.
Apart from asking Ghanaians to be peaceful before, during, and after the 2024 general elections, the former president also called on Ghanaians to be united in building the country.
He reiterated that Ghanaians should always consider that a common destiny binds the entire people of the country.
Expressing his thoughts on the seeming depletion of the Guan culture, he admonished for the need to preserve tradition even in the era of modernization and religious influence.
Following a break after the 2012 Congress, traditional leaders and their people from all Gian states converged yet again to display their tradition and culture.
As the first settlers of Ghana, President of the Congress, Enyineh Badu Nkansah III called for the identification of other Gian states that appear to be getting assimilated into other ethnic groups even while ensuring peace and unity amongst all Guans.
Representing President Akufo-Addo and speaking on his behalf, Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe, called on Guans to work towards preserving the Guan unity.
He underscored the need to establish a secretariat to run the affairs of the Guan Congress just so developmental agendas can be well championed in Guan communities.
By: Akwasi Addo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana