he Managing Director of the Ghana Post Company Limited (GPCL), Mr. Eric Yao has debunked allegations circulating that the Ghana Post is no longer functioning, as it used to do some years back.
He said all the allegations were untrue, citing that the company in-charge of posting letters, among others, was very vibrant and that Ghanaians should have confidence in the company.
Mr. Eric Yao was delivering a speech on the occasion of the launch of Peaceful Elections stamps, recently in Accra, as a move by the Ghana Post to preach peace ahead of the general elections, where he said that Ghana Post was part of Corporate Ghana and could only do business when the nation was stable and peaceful.
“Ghana Post is very much alive contrary to some perceptions out there that we no longer exist. As a postal organization, if for nothing at all, we are witnesses to what happened in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other African countries.
We in Ghana can’t afford to sit unconcerned whe4n people make unguarded statements that can incite violence. It is this same silence that drove other countries to war and conflict,” he said.
The Board Chairman of GPCL, Brigadier General J. K. Klobodu (Retired) stated in his speech that there was the need for each and every one to strive and aim at attaining positive peace in carrying out daily activities; not only because of the pending elections but also to help promote cohesion and accelerate national development.
According to him, positive peace describes the activities, structures and institutions that underpin and sustain peaceful societies.
The Retired Brigadier General, who served in the Ghana Armed Forces for over three (3) decades, further stated that, the nation was poised to add to its enviable record of organizing successful and peaceful elections, and the Ghanaians must put their shoulders to the wheel to ensure that the record was kept intact.
“We need to prove to the world that Ghana and indeed Africa is on the path of democracy, and that there is no turning back. As we prepare for this year’s elections, it is only fair that those of us who will exercise our franchise abide by laid down rules and procedures in order to avoid unnecessary confrontations, which in turn will result in security breaches.”