The Tamale Girls Senior High School wing of the Young Female Parliamentarians club, say their future will be disrupted should there be any political violence in Ghana.
The young girls are therefore calling on Ghanaians to embrace peace before, during and after the December 7 elections.
The young female “parliamentarians” are a group of young girls from 18 senior high schools and two tertiary institutions in the northern region, who have been groomed by NORSAAC to engage people in their respective communities on varied issues affecting them.
The young girls say they cannot afford to witness the unfortunate incidents that occurred in other African countries such as Liberia, Rwanda and Cote d’Ivoire, among others, where their displaced citizens are now refugees in other countries.
The students, in a dialogue drama peace performance at Wamale Sunday in the Tamale Metropolis to drum home their message, made a passionate appeal to community members not to allow selfish politicians to destroy Ghana for their own parochial interests.
The drama focused on the behaviour of politicians during election year and how they can reach a compromise when disagreements ensue in their struggle for political power.
Speaking to Zaa News at Wamale later, a representative of the young female parliamentarians, Ms. Ayisha Abdul Majeed said their dreams, as future leaders will be distracted, should there be any political violence.
“We have heard that a minister from one of the war torn countries is currently in another country as a refugee which should not be allowed in Ghana”, Ms. Ayisha said. Ghana she continued is a developing country and every citizen is looking forward to making it a developed country.
The Gender and Governance Project Officer at NORSAAC, Mrs. Nancy Yeri, explained to Zaa News that the young girls chose to hold a drama for peaceful co-existence because its dialogue was the only way to resolve any disagreement.
Madam Jafaratu Mahama mentor to the young female “parliamentarians,” said the young girls have been undertaking projects both in and outside school, adding that they are being groomed to become responsible leaders.