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12 June 2016

Police officers’ wives march for peace

Mrs Charity Kudalor, President of POLWA, addressing the ceremonyThe wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mrs Charity Kudalor, has advised police officers’ wives not to hold political meetings in the police barracks, to ensure that the barracks are free from partisan politics.

 

Addressing the Northern Regional branch of the Police Wives Association (POLWA) in Tamale at the Jubilee Park after a peace walk, Mrs Kudalor, who is also the President of POLWA, said when the barracks were reduced to political grounds, people would lose confidence in the police officers concerning their neutrality in maintaining peace.

She said the peace march was to alert the public to the need to protect and maintain the peace in the country as it prepared for this year’s general election, adding, “As wives of peacekeepers, we should continue to support our husbands to maintain and protect the peace in this country”.

She added, “Wherever you find yourself, you must preach peace and not war because when there is war, it is our husbands who would go to the war front”.

Placards 

The peace march, which was on the theme: “Police wives march for a peaceful election 2016”, was undertaken by members of POLWA, who were joined by wives of sister security agencies such as the military, the fire service, immigration service and the prisons service.

Holding placards with inscriptions, some of which read: “Train our children to love peace not war”, “Think about peace before power”, “It is important for us to have peace in Ghana”, “Ghana is my motherland”, “No politician owns Ghana”, and “Ghana means peace”, members of the association and the wives of other security agencies marched through some principal streets in the Tamale metropolis amid brass band music.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Ken Yeboah, in his address, urged all to preach peace wherever they found themselves.

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