Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the holiday.
My message on this day to all of humanity, is one for peace. The inclusion of "peace and goodwill" in most Christmas messages is often overlooked as a casual saying fitting for just the day's celebrations. Yet, the utterance should bear more intent to fostering greater efforts to achieving world peace.
But peace, though attainable, cannot flourish under any atmosphere of prevailing conflicts like the present conditions in Yemen, in Syria, in Palestine, in Ukraine and elsewhere. Therefore, the logical action to moving forward to peace should be the cessation of all conflicts. Ceasefires should be extended to cover all the areas under conflict.
Moreover, after conflicts, the peace has to be won. Institutions of good governance need to be established and the necessary systems put in place to ensuring effective government services to and for all the people.
Here's to peace and prosperity.