Peace Club inaugurated for HOTCASS


The Greater Accra Regional Peace Council (GARPC) has inaugurated a Peace Ambassadors Club amongst college students of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School (HOTCASS) in Accra as advocates of peace. The occasion additionally doubled as a workshop on battle prevention and violent extremism.

The Chairman of the GARPC, the Rt Rev. Samuel K. Osabutey, stated even though Ghana become the 0.33 maximum non violent united states of america in Africa, violence passed off sometimes throughout ethnic, religious, monetary and political divides, with the young people at the vanguard of those violence and harassed the want for a feel of peace to be instilled withinside the young people.

"The young people are feasible assets for spreading each nice and terrible energies. In Ghana and throughout the African continent, the young people are utilized by egocentric politicians to perpetuate diverse risky sports, each to themselves and their society. The young people are recruited to bask in sports of hooliganism, political violence, infant soldiers, amongst others," he stated.


The nearby peace council workplaces in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Ahafo areas gained a task furnish from the Commonwealth Secretariat remaining September to installation peace ambassadors golf equipment in a few senior excessive faculties of their respective areas. It become upon this that the Greater Accra workplace inaugurated the HOTCASS membership.

The task could run for a year, with college students to be sensitised to battle prevention and violent extremism, early caution, ideas of dialogue, consensus-constructing and battle analysis. Rt Rev. Osabutey said that the membership become to inculcate the vital attitudes and behaviours for sustainable peace some of the college students of their groups and the united states of america at large.

He stated membership become additionally to "sell using non-violent approaches of resolving conflicts in faculties, educate college students on a way to perceive early caution signs, sensitise college students to the outcomes of violent extremism and approaches to fight it, and improve the ability of college students to behave as peer mediators".

The Headmaster of HOTCASS, William D. Agyei, stated the workout become vital, in particular withinside the outside community. He stated the brand new membership initiative need to be inculcated withinside the social research problem so that every one college students could have a few expertise of what peace constructing and battle control have been about. “We need to placed it beneathneath social research in order that each scholar may be uncovered to it,” Mr Adjei stated.


The Girls’ Prefect of the college, Stacy Kyere, in an interview, expressed gratitude that the college have been decided on for the pilot programme.

The membership, she stated, could instill in college students a feel of peace, including that those college students could visit their diverse houses and groups and effect their colleagues, which could enhance the peace and balance the country enjoyed. She cautioned the young people to "appearance out for peace, allow move of conflicts and misunderstandings, and appearance out to securing a future", including that a rustic with conflicts had no danger of progress.

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