Ghana’s landmark presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on December 7, 2008, and many Ghanaians and friends of Ghana have course to worry about the country’s ability to remain the oasis and beacon of peace in a hitherto stormy neighborhood.
Over the past few months, the electioneering process has been beset with many reports of violence, fighting and profound bickering. Even during intra-party primaries, some people have been reported to have lost lives. The good thing is that Ghanaians by their nature are very peaceful and peace loving, so it is not a surprise that many initiative have already sprung up with the aim of promoting peace. With the slogan GHANA FIRST WE LOVE PEACE, the United Ghanaian Artistes for Peace (UGAP), featuring all the winners of the prestigious MUSIGA 2007 Awards and other leading Ghanaian artistes first worked very hard to produce a Peace Song entitled We Love Peace – which is gradually becoming a hit, and a video to match, which is currently being played on all TV stations in Ghana.
Some of the popular names on the Train are Diana Hopeson, Amandzeba, Shasha Marley, Kwaw Kesse (Abodam), Adane Best, Ohemaa Mercy, Chemphe, 5 Five, Spirit, Wutah, Kitchen, Blaq Swede, Sherifatu Gunu, Rev Lenny Akpade, Grace Ashey, Ceasar, Slow Gem, Philipa Berfi, Jane and Irene, Reggy Zippy, Isaac, Cee, Ampong, A.B. Crentsil, Patty, Okuraseni Samuel, Jerry Borketey, and the indomitable King Ayisoba.