The Municipal Chief Executive for Wa in the Upper West Region, Issahaku Nuhu-Putiaha, has commended the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) for embarking on nationwide activities to promote peaceful and credible elections.

The union is currently undertaking a series of peace walks and fora to sensitise the public on the need for a violence-free general elections.Speaking to musicians and the general public at a forum held at the forecourt of the National Youth Authority after the peace walk in Wa, the Municipal Chief Executive urged the youth to resist ploys by political and other influential persons to get them to engage in violent acts that could mar the peace.The MUSIGA nationwide peace campaign, dubbed ‘Using Music as a Tool for Cohesive Nation Building During Election 2016,’ is being supported by STAR -Ghana, an organization dedicated to strengthening transparency, accountability and responsiveness in governance.In Tamale, the deputy Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini urged the youth to vigilantly maintain the peace in the run-up to the November general elections.

Addressing participants at the Tamale Centre for National Culture after the peace walk, Alhaji Fuseini said peace was important because in the event of violence, it is the youth that bear the brunt of suffering and it was up to them to prevent occurrences that could disrupt the elections and put the outcome in disrepute.

The National Welfare Officer of MUSIGA, Ben Kolaan also urged the musicians to continue to sing about peace and remain peace ambassadors.