The recent Ghana + Peace Campaign 2016 has witnessed a success in its objective of protecting the peace in Ghanatowards the 2016 elections and beyond.The Ghana + Peace Campaign is an initiative by the Obiba Foundation; a non- profit organization that provides humanitarian needs to the less privileged in society was launched on the 18th of August 2016 and had its delegates embark on a peace tour to all the regions taking endorsements of peace from opinion leaders in Ghana with the final event having taken place at the Efua Sutherland Park.
The Ghana + Peace Campaign 2016has had its symbol as a calabash throughout campaigning for peace to represent peace and unity. The calabash also comes with unique uses and cultural properties in all the regions in Ghana such as collecting water, administering medication, serving water or drinks. We say the calabash irrespective of its usefulness when broken and mended cannot serve its purpose efficiently and just like the calabash if the country Ghana is broken as a result of violent struggle for power, it will hinder growth and development.
The Ghana + Peace symbolic calabash for peace bore the signatures of the opinion leaders in Ghana as a pledge for protecting the peace in Ghana. Among the endorsers of the Ghana + Peace symbolic calabash were His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo.
Other opinion leaders who endorsed the Ghana + Peace Campaign 2016 include; His Majesty Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, Togbe Afede XIV Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State in Ho, Osaabarimba Kwesi Atta the Omanhene of CapeCoast, Hon. Helen Ntoso the Regional Minister for Volta Region, Ashanti Regional Minister-Hon John Alexander Ackon, Ambassador Ashim Morton, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, Dr. Edward Mahama flag bearer of PNC, Mr. Julius Debrah, Nana Dzamah Gyasenhene II, Daasebre Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII, Dakpema Naa Mohammed A. Dawuni Chief of Tamale, Chief of Adweso, Nana Tete Pimpong, Apostle Eric Nyamekye the Apostle of the Church of Pentecost for Koforidua Area, Rev. Solomon Saa, Hon. Appiah Kubi aspiring Member of Parliament Nana Ama Amissah III Mankesim Ohemaa, and many other opinion Leaders.
The final event of the Ghana + Peace Campaign featured the featured the Ga Mantse King Eoni Tackie Adama Latse II, U.S. Political represent Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, Founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach ative Mr. Niquist Rustum G, Hungarian Ambassador Andras Szabo, Rev Dr. Franklin Gyan Founder and General Overseer of the Life Restoration Chapel, Rev. Francis D. Yalley General Overseer of Bridge Ministries International, Mrs. Jane Irene Adu Founder and President of the Potters Village.
The executives of the Obiba Foundation, continue to say that, the Ghana + Peace Campaign dubbed “Protecting the Peace of Our Land” is just the beginning of more efforts to be made in maintain the peace of the Republic of Ghana.