Monday, October 5, 2015

Guinea to set up volunteer peace corps in run up to elections

 The ministry of Human Rights and Civil Liberties of Guinea has set up a peace volunteer group made up of 9,500 Guinean volunteers and people of good will living in the country in a move to “preserve peace and social tranquility,” official sources said.

The ministry has invited applications in order to recruit the 9,500 peace volunteers 2,500 of whom will be based in Conakry while the rest will be distributed in the municipalities.

The inland provinces including Septe Kindia, Boke, Mamou, Labe, Faranah, Kankan and Nzerekore will each receive 1,000 volunteers.

According to the ministry, the volunteers will be tasked to personally spread a message of peace in the neighborhoods, the administrations, the media, the cafes, the mosques and churches at all times and in all circumstances.

Guinea has often been rocked by pre and post-election violence especially 2010 which inspired the authorities to set up a peace building body ahead of the forthcoming polls.

Source: APA
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