The Municipal Chief Executive of Lezdokuku Municipal Assembly, Mrs. Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum-Gyamerah, has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to ensure peace and stability in the Lezdokuku municipality and the country at large. According to her the recent number of violence and vigilantism recorded in the country will affect the peace and tranquility that the country has enjoyed for the past years.
The Municipal Chief Executive indicated that in the absence of peace and security, Ghanaians will not be able to enjoy the many policies and projects that the government has instituted. She added that lack of peace would also scare investors away from the country. “Intolerance of each other’s views, opinions and beliefs coupled with chieftaincy disputes breeds societal conflict and instability which impacts negatively on the society as the peaceful environment required for development is impeded. In fact, where there is no peace, there is no development”
The Municipal Chief Executive made these remarks at the celebration of this year’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary held at Teshie North cluster of schools in the Lezdokuku Municipality. The celebration was under the theme, “celebrating peace and unity”.
The celebration brought together, Assembly members, government officials, traditional leaders, Imams and Christian leaders, the Educational Directorate and the general public.
At the ceremony Mrs. Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum- Gyamerah announced that the municipality’s Security Council would continue to perform its mandate in monitoring and reviewing the security situation so as to ensure peace in the communities.
She also used the occasion to advice school children to take their studies seriously to enable them to become responsible citizens in the country.
Students and pupils from the Junior and Senior High Schools, including their schools cadet and zoomkids club put up wonderful performances in a march past to the viewing public.
There was also a short sketch by students which depicted the effect of violence on the people and the need for citizens to ensure peaceful co-existence in the country, particularly the Lezdokuku municipality.
Certificates were awarded to schools that took part in the march past. 13 Students who excelled in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) within the Municipality, both from public and private were also awarded.