The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has urged the NCCE to prevent other institutions from taking over its mandate
He also pledged the NDC’s support to the NCCE ahead of the polls in November and called on the Commission to intensify the education of voters ahead of the elections to reduce the number of spoilt ballots.
“The NCCE should not create space to allow civil society organisations to usurp its function,” Asiedu Nketiah said.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) commenced talks with the various political parties ahead of November’s elections.
The NCCE believes that continuous engagement with the parties in the build up to the polls at the end of the year would go a long way to ensuring that they are free and fair.
According to the acting Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Asare Akuamoah, the interactions with the political parties was part moves to gather research on issues which affect Ghanaians the most.
He also spoke on the importance of the youth and women in ensuring tranquility before and after November’s polls.
“A lot can be factored into the activities of the NCCE towards promoting good citizenship…the youth and women’s groups form the core segment of the NCCE’s education programme as a conduit to engender peace before, during and after elections,” Mr. Akuamoah said.
“Ghanaians need to develop the culture of democracy, the courage to resist violation of their human rights and the tenacity to resist dictatorship of all forms and, more particularly, and fundamentally, any overthrow or attempted overthrow of a government,” he added.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides