The Old Tafo District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Ashanti Region has cautioned the public to beware of miscreants and their related activities within the Old Tafo enclave. The call came during an Inter Party Dialogue Committee (IPDC) engagement on violent extremism organised by the NCCE with support from the European Union (EU) to actively engage citizens and political parties to protect and promote peace in the district.
The Acting Ashanti Regional Director of the NCCE, Ms. Margaret Konama, called on the participants to join forces with the NCCE to discourage the growing activities of violent extremism. She highlighted some of the interventions by the Commission in the fight against violent extremism and encouraged participants to be vigilant and report amy suspicious characters in their communities to the appropriate lawful agencies. She also entreated the public to adopt the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods when resolving their differences.
The Tafo-Pankoro District Police Commander DSP, Asiamah Amponsah educated the gathering on the Vigilantism and Related Offenses Act (Act 2019) and the Public Order Act. He gave further clarifications on the prohibitions, penalties and aspects that deal with the activities of land guards.
The Municipal Director of the Old Tafo Municipal Office, Mr. Suraka Saani made reference to happenings within the African sub-region citing Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali among others as countries who have been confronted with violent extremism and currently facing the consequences. He urged all citizens of Ghana to actively promote peace, national and social cohesion.