The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region celebrated the 23rd Annual Constitution Week with a series of engagements with identifiable groups, the media, and the Papaye community in the region.

The Commission set aside Annual Constitution Week in 2001 to commemorate the country’s return to constitutional democratic rule. Most importantly, April 28, 1992, was the day Ghanaian electorates voted favourably to adopt the draft Fourth Republican Constitution, which subsequently came into full force on January 7th 1993.

The Municipal Director, Clement Kwesi Mamadu, together with NCCE Krachi East staff, launched the 23rd Annual Constitution Week at Kano FM in Dambai. He also reminded citizens of the 1992 Constitution, which regulates and guides citizens' behaviours to maintain law and order at all times. Again, citizens were encouraged to ensure peace before, during, and after the upcoming 2024 General Elections.

During the engagements, participants were taken through what Ghana has achieved since the inception of the Fourth Republic which entails a stable democratic governance, eight (8) free and fair multi-party elections, and free media that enhance citizens' freedom of expression and the rule of law.

Moreover, the NCCE staff outlined some challenges that might affect peaceful elections, which include: political and religious intolerance, stereotyping, which is likely to fuel the activities of violent extremists, monetization and ethnicity.

Mr. Clement further added that nation-building in every country depends on its citizens performing their civic rights and responsibilities required by the laws as stipulated in Article 41 of the 1992 Constitution.

Elizabeth Wottuomo reminded participants that, the NCCE’s theme for the year 2024 is: “Together, We Can Build Ghana: So, Get Involved”. She encouraged participants to be proper in behaviour and character towards the upcoming general elections. She urged participants to be politically, religiously, and ethnically tolerant and respect each other’s cultural diversity. She also assured citizens that NCCE, with their limited resources will intensify civic and voter education across the Municipality and Ghana as a whole to ensure peace prevails before, during, and after the 2024 General Elections and beyond.

Madam Sahadatu Salifu called for the massive participation of all citizens to achieve these goals. She added, that vote buying, fake news, and misinformation are punishable by law and serve as a danger to peaceful, free and fair elections in the country. She admonished every electorate to reject violent politicians and live in peace so that together we can all build Ghana a better Ghana.

Hundred (100) copies of the pocket-sized version of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana were distributed to participants/listeners who correctly answered questions about the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.


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