Planet Three Peace Programme (P3PP) has been given the Franchise (Token) to host the 2nd World Youth Chess for Peace Tournament slated for November this year.
The franchise was presented in Kokomlemle, Accra at the weekend to the Executive Director of P3PP, Mr. Mohammed Affum by Madam Frances Hagan, a representative of Mon Roi Incorporated of Canada, the originator of the tournament.
Receiving the franchise, symbolized by a chess pawn, Mr. Mohammed Affum said that P3PP is proud to be the first civil society in Africa to be given the nod to host an international chess for peace. He said this opportunity would serve a platform to promote peace among the youth in Ghana and across the continent and the world. Mr. Affum said that P3PP was ready to host the rest of the world in this historic event in collaboration with the Ghana Chess Association, Ghana United Nations Association, National Sports Authority, Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The President of Mon Roi Incorporated, in her speech via skype said the chess company would support P3PP to successfully host the tournament as its contribution towards orienting the youth towards alliance of peace in Africa.
The Acting Board Chairman of Planet Three Peace Programme, Mr. Godfred Akyeah-Darkwah said the programme was ready to host the rest of the World and P3PP was also prepared to partner with all the necessary institutions and organizations.
St. Brown International School an Adenta based school in a special presentation recited the National Pledge and enacted an interesting drama on a Violence Free Elections to the admiration of the audience.
The reigning Ghana chess champion and a member of the Ghana Chess Association, Mr. Kojo Hasford in a speech on behalf of the President of Ghana Chess Association, Wing Commander George Arko Dadzie, said Ghana would forever be grateful to P3PP and Mon Roi Incorporated for putting Ghana Chess Association on the world map.
To commemorate the 31st United Nations International Day of Peace, Kwansiafam Dr. Barimamu Kwasi Anim, Frances Hagan, representative of Mon Roi Inc, the Founder of P3PP Paul Agyei Gyang released doves to symbolize peace in Ghana, Africa and across the world.
The 1st Mon Roi World Youth Chess for Peace Tournament was held last year in Montreal, Canada which had His Holiness Dalai Lama.