Contribute To The Peace And Development Of Ghana – Bagbin To Ghanaians

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has called on Civil Society Organisations and proactive citizens to engage and collaborate with Members of Parliament to take advantage of the opportunity that exists in the recently introduced Private Member’s Bill initiative to contribute to the peace and development of the country.

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He also charged them to take particular interest in the distribution of national resources, provision of social amenities and employment opportunities especially recruitment into the security service.

Right Honourable Bagbin made the accession in a speech read for him at the 2021 end-of-year Assembly and Ambassadors for Peace Awards by the Universal Peace Federation-Ghana, UFP, in Accra.

The prestigious awards which carries United Nation’s endorsement is a global alliance of individuals and organisations dedicated to building a world of peace which breeds freedom, harmony, corporation and co-prosperity for all.

It is guided by a vision of humanity as one global family of God, living in accordance with universal principles.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Bagbin underscored the need to start having debates on nationalism and patriotism in order to elevate the consciousness of the new generation to levels that facilitate the growth and development of Ghana.

He noted that the UPF is an important organization championing peace across the globe which according to him is recommendable and urged them to take advantage of the existing concerns and interest in promoting peace to deepen their agenda.

Mr. Bagbin encouraged the federation to also be interested in the precursors including, endemic corruption, social inequalities, economic mismanagement, and nepotism among others that disturb the stability of nations especially in Africa.

Touching on corruption, he stated that corruption is a vile disease that sucks and drains the health of every country adding that; it is a morally evil act that is now glorified to the extent that the law finds it difficult to punish perpetrators of such crimes against humanity.

Mr. Bagbin added that corruption perpetuates poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy and various other forms of deprivation saying; such acts exist because of greed exhibit by leaders and feeds into the lack of peace and tranquility in our countries.

“There is the need to recognize that the whole purpose of humanity is to care for the survival and wellbeing of neighbors which ensure peace and also be interested in making life more worthwhile and bearable for those who need assistance” he stressed.

He therefore applauded the awardees who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of endeavor trying to make the world a better place for all to live in.

By: Paul Mamattah

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