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01.11.2008 News


By World Bank Ghana Office

With just less than two months left for Ghana's landmark presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on December 7, 2008, many Ghanaians and friends of Ghana have had cause to worry about the country's ability to remain peaceful in a hitherto stormy neighborhood. Over the past few months, the electioneering process has been beset with reports of violence, fighting and bickering sometimes leading to reported loss of lives.

With the slogan – GHANA FIRST… WE LOVE PEACE, a core group of musicians with support of the World Bank Country Director for Ghana came together as the United Ghanaian Artistes for Peace (UGAP) to form the Peace Train, featuring some winners of the prestigious MUSIGA 2007 Awards and other leading Ghanaian artistes. They first worked very hard to produce a Peace Song entitled – We Love Peace. The song is meant to help unite people around peaceful elections.