Ahead of the December 7 general election, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has made a clarion call to Ghanaians to preserve the nation’s peace.
A statement issued by Mr Thomas Tanko Musah, GNAT General Secretary, which was made available to the Ghana News Agency said: “Ghana is the only country we have, no persons or entities should therefore, be allowed to throw the country into an abyss from which we cannot easily recover”.
The statement said gradually and steadily, the country and its people were inching towards the end of the year 2020. It noted that year 2020 was quite significant, in that Ghanaians shall be treading another path which could either mark them out as a people uniquely known for their forbearance, understanding, tolerance and willingness to march on in unity, or as a people who, for lack of these virtues, could go the way others elsewhere the sub-region and the African continent as a whole had travelled and ended up in tragedy and catastrophe.
It stated that as a group of educators and shapers of the minds and personalities of future generations of Ghanaians, the GNAT, was a critical stakeholder in the fortunes and continued cohesive existence of their beloved motherland, Ghana and therefore, must be concerned and make its voice heard, when things were going heady in society. It said Ghanaian parents and children were their frontline clients.
It said on the wider Ghanaian milieu, Article 41 of the 1992 Constitution, enjoins the citizenry, among others, to promote the prestige and good name of Ghana and to foster national unity and live in harmony (with each other).