Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of the Asantehene
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Madam Animah Wilson has urged political party activists and all Ghanaians to tolerate and accommodate dissenting views of others to promote national unity.
She said ‘’holding opposing view is an incentive and a tenet of democratic governance since it leads to cross-fertilization of ideas,” and that opposing views must therefore be encouraged.
The Deputy Minister was speaking at the opening of a four day national delegates’ convention of Aglow International Ghana, in Kumasi on Friday, under the theme ‘The key of David’.
MS. Wilson said Ghana has been a show piece of democracy in Africa because of the prevalence of political tolerance being observed in the country’s political discourse.
She said government highly cherished the country’s democratic credentials and would do everything possible to ensure that political activities were without intimidation or hindrance.
The Deputy Minister reminded adult women to encourage and support girls to achieve higher heights.
She commended members of Aglow for dedicating their time, money and other resources towards the wellbeing of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized in society.
Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of the Asantehene urged women to unite in their effort to remove the perception that they are their own enemies by shedding off negative attitudes and behaviors, and demonstrate love and sincerity in their relationships, support subordinates in their work places to rise and promote peace with offending neighbors.
“Let us encourage the new generation to attain higher laurels, for it is known that women are more compassionate, better peace brokers and more nurturing attributes that are vital for nation building, so that more women reach leadership positions in our nation building,” she said.
The National President of Aglow International, Ghana, MRS. Dorothy Danso, urged Ghanaians to eschew any negative attitudes likely to undermine the peace prevailing in the country.
She said though Government and the security agencies had been working hard to combat crime and ensure peace, the monthly intercessory prayers had brought to the nation the favor of the Almighty Creator and said the group would continue to pray to God to make this year’s general elections peaceful.
MRS. Danso said they had established a vocational training centre to provide employable skills to widows, orphans, street children, people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable people to earn meaningful living.