African Students For Interfaith Tolerance Hosts A Youth Parliamentary Session

African Students For Interfaith Tolerance with the support of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Greycells, convened a parliamentary session of the Youth Interreligious
Parliament.

The parliamentary session, held on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, brought together sixty-five (65) diverse array of stakeholders, including students, public officials, local CSOs, and Youth MPs to the motion: “Fostering Interfaith and Intercultural Harmony Before, During and After Ghana’s 2024 Elections”.

In a keynote address, Mr. Haruna Ibrahim the Executive Secretary of the newly inaugurated North East Regional Peace Council underscored the important role of Ghanaian youth in fostering interfaith and intercultural harmony and urged young people to be agents of peace as Ghana’s 2024 elections draw closer.

Mr. Issah Toha Shamsoo who is the Executive Director of African Students For Interfaith Tolerance and the facilitator of the Youth Interreligious Parliament said, “Today, we are gathered here to reason together. It is important to amplify youth voices calling for peace as we go to the polls in December. I am happy to see the
youth parliament makes recommendations to their fellow youth, media, government agencies, and other stakeholders.”

The parliamentary session ended on a high note with the presentation of a communique containing ten-point recommendations for the general public, media, youth groups, security agencies, UN bodies and CSO partners.

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