Let’s strive to sustain Ghana’s Democracy

The Garu NCCE District Office in the Upper East Region has intensified media engagements on constitutional education to rally citizens around the dictates of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The District Director at Garu, Akolgo Samuel Atando with Assistant Civic Education Officer, Hawa Fuseini made an appearance on Quality Community Breakfast Watch; 88.7FM to engage citizens on the relevance of Constitution Day, 30 years of Ghana’s constitutional democracy and other issues of national concern. The discussion also bordered on NCCE’s theme for 2023, “30 Years of Consolidating Constitutional Democracy: Building National Cohesion through Civic Education and Participation in Local Governance”.

Mr. Akolgo Samuel, educated citizens on the principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution explaining the processes that led to citizens’ acceptance of the 1992 Constitution as the fundamental law of the land. He further mentioned that the day reminds Ghanaians of the need to uphold the country’s democracy, rule of law, and constitutionalism.

Mr. Aklogo explained that Constitution Day as a holiday is relatively new in the national calendar supported by the Public Holiday Act, of 2001(Act 601). He said it is also a special day to remind Ghanaians of their obligations to respect the principles of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and democracy.

Ms. Hawa Fuseini mentioned some upcoming activities by the NCCE for the new year. She spoke on the EU Funded PCVE programme which seeks to prevent and contain violent extremism. The PCVE Project she said was launched in December 2022. The PCVE Project will be implemented in sixty-four (64) districts in the five (5) Northern regions as well as Oti and Bono, Ms. Fuseini added.

Mr. Yussif Rahaman (host) (left to right), Mr. Akolgo Samuel, and Ms. Hawa Fuseini at Quality FM educating the audience about the essence of celebrating Constitution Day and the need for the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.


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