The youth of Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church in Zebilla in the Upper East Region, has called on the youth of the nation to make an effort at ensuring that peace is maintained in the election period.
The group said a peaceful environment would allow all young people to enjoy quality education, health and the general socioeconomic life in their respective communities.
The young people made the call at their maiden peace festival organized at Zebilla.
The event which brought together stakeholders including Mr Cletus Avoka, the Member of Parliament for the Zebilla Constituency, parliamentary candidates of the various political parties, religious leaders and traditional rulers among others.
The festival, which gave the young people an opportunity to interact amongst themselves, was meant to sensitize them on the importance of peace in the area.
Mr Anthony Abanga, leader of the youth group, said the parish saw the need to unite the young people in the area as they are the driving force that could be used to build peace.
He urged the youth to conduct their political activities based on policies and not on personalities as that could generate chaos that would disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the area.
Mr Simon Ayende Agbango, the District Chief Executive of the area, called on the young people not to allow themselves to be used as tools for destruction but rather aim at becoming responsible future leaders.
Mr Agbango urged parents and political leaders to preach peace to the younger ones and not incite them against one another.
Mr Cletus Avoka, Member of Parliament for the area, called on the youth to see Zebilla as their own property and avoid fomenting trouble.
He urged them to remain calm and continue to respect the laws of the land as government was rolling out more development programmes that would create employment opportunities for those who were not employed.
He appealed to the electorate to vote wisely and not to bring a new government which would restart the country all over again.
Mr Benjamin Anafo, Parliamentary Candidate for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in the area outlined the need for relative peace in the area and said politics could only be enjoyable when there is peace.