The wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mrs Charity Kudalor, has urged members of the Police Wives Association (POLWA) to be peace ambassadors and support their husbands in ensuring that the country sustains its current peace during and after the November 7, 2016 elections.
“As wives of peacemakers, we have it as our responsibility to ensure that there is peace at the barracks. Let us avoid provocative statements and restrain our tongue from speaking guile,” she said last Saturday during a peace march organised by POLWA in Accra.
March for peace
The march, dubbed “POLWA march for a peaceful election 2016,” was attended by other women from the major political parties.
Lasting about three hours, the march which started from the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the Afua Sutherland Children’s Park, near the National Theatre in Accra, was patronised by some men in the police hierarchy.
Speaking at the end of the walk, Mrs Kudalor urged the members of POLWA not to involve themselves in active party politics and educate their children to do same.
She cited countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia and Sierra Leone which have had their turbulent share of civil unrest and urged all stakeholders to play their roles to ensure that Ghana continued to enjoy peace and stability.
Mrs Kudalor urged them to create a conducive environment at their various homes to enable their husbands to have the peace of mind to perform their duties as policemen.
In a solidarity message, the Director-General of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, advised preachers who were inciting the public about the likelihood of violence during the November election to desist from making such comments.
He commended the women for voicing their concerns about peace since they were the likely group to suffer during an electoral violence.
Mr Yohuno called on all stakeholders to play their roles in ensuring that peace prevailed in Ghana during and after the election.