In the build up to the 2012 elections and in reflecting on history of heightened tension associated with elections in the Bawku Municipality and its environs, WANEP conveyed a meeting of critical stakeholders including the National Peace Council, UNDP-Ghana, the Office of the Chief Imam, the Hamadiyya Mission, the Catholic Secretariat, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Evangelical Church, the Protestants, FOSDA, IBIS and the Media Foundation for West Africa to brainstorm on the ongoing security challenges in Bawku and design intervention strategies that will ensure a successful election and sustainable peace in Bawku.
At the end of the meeting, obstacles to the ongoing peace processes including the factors militating against the effective functioning of the Bawku Inter Ethnic Peace Committee were identified and WANEP and the stakeholders committed to ensuring that these issues are responded to. The religious leaders were identified as having the leverage to convene and facilitate the return of all the parties to the dialogue table. The WANEP Programs Director and the facilitator of the Bawku Inter Ethnic Peace Committee co-facilitated the meeting which took place in Accra on 21st March, 2012.
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