The year 2016 presents Ghana with another tough test as the country goes to the polls to elect national leaders- i.e Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
For obvious reasons, our growing democracy has over the years been confronted with challenges such as violence, disunity and tribal conflicts during elections.
Despite these challenges, the country has made modest progress in socio-economic development and these must be protected.
Sports, in particular football has undoubtedly become a very powerful tool for promoting national unity, cohesion and above all, national development.
Having been appointed the 2016 Unity Ambassador after collaboratively launching the Vodafone Unity Match 2016 with Sol Campbell, George Boateng, Chairman of the National Peace Council Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante and other Prominent persons, Ex- Black Stars Captain, Stephen Appiah has set himself the ambitious target of inviting his ex-colleagues, both at home and abroad, to use the power of football to keep Ghana united before, during and after the 2016 general elections in a match dubbed the ‘Vodafone Unity Match 2016’.
He has Mandated Primeval Media to organize the Vodafone Unity Match 2016, a two-legged football match in Kumasi and Accra respectively, to promote unity among Ghanaians as we test the level of maturity of our democracy.