The National Commission for Civic Education has launched this year’s Annual Constitution Week celebration in the Ashanti Region. The glamorous launch with a touch of tradition and culture occurred at the Akwamuhene’s Palace (Asafo Ahenfie) in Kumasi. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Together we can build Ghana together, so Get Involved’.

The Chairperson of NCCE, Ms. Kathleen Addy first explained the concept of the Constitution Week celebration, its relevance to Ghana’s constitutional democracy and what the Commission seeks to achieve with the celebration, among others. Ms. Addy reminded the gathering and the general public about Ghana’s constitutional journey and congratulated Ghanaians on how far we have come as a country and as a democratic state. ‘Practicing democracy isn’t easy. Let’s commit to our democracy and uphold the tenets of the 1992 Constitution. Our democracy must stand and hold.’, she stated.

Ms. Addy mentioned that the celebration of Constitution Week is a time for all citizens to go back to the Constitution, read and familiarise themselves with the Chapters and Articles and what it preaches. She charged all citizens to grab a copy of the 1992 Constitution either hard copy which is less expensive or download the 1992 Constitution of Ghana app.

During the celebration, Civic Educators across the country will engage security personnel and educate them on the need to safeguard our democracy and sustain it.

The Otumfour Akwamuhene, Akyamfuo Asafo Boakye Agyeman Bonsu was honoured to host the NCCE in his Asafo Ahenfie for the launch of the 2024 Annual Constitution Week celebration. He congratulated the Chair of the NCCE, Ms. Kathleen Addy, management and staff of the Commission for working hard over the last 30 years.

The Otumfour Akwamuhene described the NCCE as an indispensable and independent institution whose mandate is critical in Ghana’s constitutional democracy. He said the Chieftaincy institution is one of the architectures in democratic governance and gave the assurance that the NCCE can count on Nananom to discharge its duties.

Otumfour’s Akwamuhene, Akyamfuo Asafo Boakye Agyemna Bonsu threw his weight behind the Commission’s Constitution Week and wished the Commission great success in this year’s celebration.

On the 2024 elections, Otumfour Akwamuhene appealed to citizens to actively participate in the national exercise, saying, ‘This year’s election is an opportunity for us to prove ourselves as a country that believes in democracy’.

The Deputy Chairman in charge of Operations at NCCE, Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah in his closing remark also highlighted the importance of the celebration, calling on all to actively participate in the year’s Constitution Week celebration.

Also, present at the launch was the Deputy Chairman, Finance and Administration, Lawyer Victor Brobbey; Commission Member, Hajia Hajara Mohammed-Rufai; Commission Member, Mr. Bright Kwabla Agbodeka; Commission Secretary, Lawyer Lucille Hewlette Annan; Director of Finance, Monica Mamatta; Director, Administration, Mrs. Dora Hammond; Director, Research and Gender Equality, Dr. Henrietta Asante Sarpong; Director, Programmes, Dr. Imurana Mohammed; Ashanti Regional Director, Margaret Konama among other staff from the Head Office, Regional Office and District offices in the Ashanti Region.

Officers and men from the Security Services, Traditional Leaders, Religious Leaders, Students and Patrons of NCCE’s Civic Education Clubs in the Ashanti Region were also present.

There was a great display of culture and tradition at the event.

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