Ghana-Nigeria trade feud; NGOs to hold West Africa Peace Dialogue

Ghana-Nigeria trade feud; NGOs to hold West Africa Peace Dialogue

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Pro-peace civil society organizations, the Africa Centre for Peace Building, Global Educators for All Initiatives, The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation and United Religions Initiatives -West Africa have announced to will convey West Africa Peace Dialogue from September 20-21, 2019 at the University of Professional Studies, Accra-Ghana.

The Dialogue which is on the theme “Sustaining Regional Peace To Promote Trade, Investment and Development in West Africa” is expected to bring to together government officials, media, legal practitioners, academic and civil society organizations within the West Africa Sub-regions to “explore how best members within the sub-region can promote sisterhood, peace and trade for the development of the people whiles taking into account national laws and international treaties.”

Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Peace Building-AFCOPB, Korsi Senyo in a press statement copied Awake News said “In recent times, Africa is experiencing a new trend of conflict – homophobic attacks which was witnessed in South Africa. The most recent is Ghana and Nigeria trade feud and this development if not curb will become a serious threat to Africa Unity.”

“We, as organizations with strong foundation built on the principles of peace and harmony see peaceful co-existence among neighboring nations is a key element to promoting trade, investment and human capital development which lead to solving some basic social problems like unemployment, poverty and hunger. These social problems are an influential undertone to conflict and civil unrest.” – he said

Mr. Senyo noted that “adherence to national laws without key references to regional laws and treaties signed by states within a region could form a basis for regional conflicts hence defeating the common goals for establishing regional blocs in Africa.”

On the format of the event, he said “The dialogue will have keynote addresses and panel discussions where speakers and high personalities will be assembled from the business community, law, media, academia and governments to discuss specific areas. This will have the opportunity for participants to interact with the speakers and panelists on the issues.”

“The second section will focus on research paper presentation where research who have done some works on the areas of such conflicts will help find some of underpinning factors to such conflict and how they can be resolved.”

He has since called on the media, corporate bodies to support the programme.

“We use to use this media to call on the media, corporate bodies and development partners within the West Africa sub-region and beyond to support this dialogue.”

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Visit http://afcopb.org/events/wapd for more information about the event