The Running mate of former President John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 Presidential elections, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has reiterated on the vital importance of peace not only in the nation, but in homes and communities for the unhindered progress and development of the country.
She explained that peace calls for ‘equity in society and manifests in times when people believe that justice has been served and their views are respected’.
Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang made the assertion as Special Guest at a symposium organized by Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association at the Teachers Hall in Accra on the theme ‘Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Existence’, an event which brought together women from the Ahmadiyya and other religious denominations in the country.
She said peace is ‘when systems installed by society are working impartially and when citizens need not look over their shoulders when they walk the streets and feel protected at all places and times’, with absolute trust in their leaders at all levels of society.
The former Minister of Education in the erstwhile NDCE administration and first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, disclosed that peace could be said to be when citizens are able to play their roles as required of them in building a nation everyone could be proud of without any interferences from any quarters.
She commended the leadership of the Ahmadiyya Womens Association and their members for working towards the peaceful co-existence of all citizens and residends of the country irrespective of tribe, religion and believes.