Civil and human rights organizations on Friday observed the Day of International Peace, calling on governments and the international community to be vigilant in their maintenance of peace and security.
Africa Youth for Peace and Development in collaboration with UNIOSIL, and other youth groups celebrated the Peace Day at the Victoria Park with music and drama performances climaxing the occasion.
Sending peace messages the chairman for the occasion, the executive director of CHASL Samuel Pieh, said the programme was organized to help influence peace through the art of music and culture.
The civil society transition committee chairman, Bishop Humper, said peace was an essential commodity for human existence.
He called on people to embrace one another after the elections for peace to reign, and to also stop finger pointing or annihilation.
The West Africa Network for Peace building also held a press conference and its coordinator, Edward Jombla, said his organization shared the hopes and aspirations expressed by the global community regarding the International Day of Peace which called for peace in the world.
The theme for this year’s programme, he went on, was “let’s join hands for peace and with it Sierra Leone will be a better place”.