NCCE cautions youth to be wary of suspicious characters

Sefwi- Oseikojokrom(WNR), Nov. 12, GNA - The Bia West District office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), with support from the European Union (EU), has organized a sensitization workshop on Violent Extremism for key stakeholders at Oseikojokrom in the Western North region.

Speaking on the theme for the programme, "We are One, Ghana First," Mr Frederick Kojo Osei, Officer-In-Charge of the Commission in the District, urged the youth in the area and Ghana as a whole, to help in protecting the territorial integrity of the country.

Mr Osei urged the youth to place the interest of the country ahead of their parochial gains and desist from condoning wrongdoings against the nation.

"Use your time, talents, and youthful exuberance to help right the wrongs in our society. You must look out for suspicious characters in your areas, and report them to the appropriate authorities for redress," he admonished.

Chief Inspector Charles Annor, Station Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Oseikojokrom, who also facilitated the programme, disclosed that violent acts have adverse effects on the socioeconomic and political development of any country.

He recounted his experience at a Peacekeeping mission in East Timor, and urged Ghanaians never to resort to violence to resolve their grievances, "try as much as possible to use the right channels to seek redress".

The Head Pastor of the Christ Assemblies Worship Center, Reverend Michael Kwao, who spoke on Peace Building Mechanisms, stated that peace was an essential element for the growth, development, and transformation of every society.

He, therefore, urged the people in the area and the entire Ghanaian society to bury their ethnic, tribal, religious, and political differences, and strive to preserve a peaceful atmosphere at all times.

Participants were drawn from political parties, Security Agencies, Religious and youth groups, Traditional authorities, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), District assemblies, and a host of other stakeholders.

Source: GNA (

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