Reject violence and work together to protect nation’s peace

Denase (Ash), Jan. 22, GNA – Mr. Johnson Opoku, Director of Programmes, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on every Ghanaian to take responsibility and work together to protect the nation’s peace.

It is incumbent on them to show high sense of nationalism and reject violence as they make preparations to go to the polls on November 7.

He was speaking at a community sensitization durbar held at Denase in the Afigya-Kwabre District by the Commission with support from the European Union (EU).

It formed part of stepped up efforts to promote political tolerance and remove tension ahead the presidential and parliamentary elections.

The durbar was attended by chiefs, the clergy, assembly members, youth groups, assembly members, teachers and students.

Mr. Opoku reminded the leadership of the political parties to make sure that their followers conducted themselves well – decency and civility.

They should do everything to restrain their supporters from provocative acts likely to create confusion and lead to nasty clashes.

Mr. Wilberforce Zangina, the District Director of the NCCE, said under no circumstances should the people allow themselves to be torn apart by their political differences.

Everybody must agree to respect and accommodate political views and opinions different from what they hold.

Mr. Zangina said that was the beauty of multi-party democracy, adding that, the parties must engage and focus on issues-based electioneering campaign.

He reminded them that telling lies about their opponents, was not a noble thing to do.

Mr. Frimpong Opuni, the Deputy District Coordinating Director, urged assembly members not to dabble in chieftaincy and land disputes.

He used the occasion to encourage the people to pay their levies and rates to the assembly to support the development of the communities.


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