International Day of Peace 2022: Plateau Peace Building Agency Engages NGOs, CSOs on An Experience Sharing Programme.
The International Day of Peace 2022, with the theme “End Racism, Build Peace” was held today in Plateau State with the various stakeholders in attendance.
The sub-theme for this year’s commemoration in Plateau State is “Fostering Social Cohesion And Mutual Understanding For Sustainable Peace In Plateau State: The Role of Local Communities.”
Key at the event was experience sharing by various communities and by beneficiaries and partners. Each speaking about how the peace effort by their communities, government, security agencies has helped in uniting them.
Representing the executive governor of Plateau State was the Hon. Commissioner for information, Dan Manjang. Manjang spoke about the efforts of the governor in fostering peace and development in Plateau state and emphasized the need for all hands to be on deck in the peace project. The governor appreciated the security agencies for their quick action to curtail issues of insecurity and the journalists for narratives they share on the Plateau.
The Director General of the Plateau peace building agency on his part said the Plateau Peace Building Agency is a platform for continuous engagement with all state and non-state actors on the scene. That the stakeholders work together to resolve conflicts and prevent new ones, through systematic dialogue, mediation, conflict transformation, peace education, sensitization, advocacy and community outreaches.
The agency speaks to strengthening community social cohesion and strengthening of structures that promote and enable healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. And that the day’s event is primarily to have stakeholders share their experiences of the various efforts put in place to ensure peace is sustained in the state.
Other speakers at the event include; The CAN Chairman, Representative of the Emir of Wase, Country Director of JISRA Mr Istifanus Gimba, the Ata Atten of Ganawuri, HRH Yakubu Chaimang who represented the Chairman of Joint Traditional Council and the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gwang Buba, the chief Judge of Plateau State, the Representatives of the Commissioner of Police and the Commander Operation Safe Haven who also doubles as the GOC, 3rd Armoured Division Brig. Gen A.A Egbujele.
Others were NSCDC, PPPN, Mercy Corps,Tearfund, NRC.
The event had performance by the Plateau state cultural troupe.