The Bolga East Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has trained selected youth from the Bolga East District, the media, and NABCO staff in Zuarungu on the public order Act and post-election to ensure peace and order after elections. The training was to equip the youth with adequate knowledge to educate and sensitize them on violent threats.
Speaking at the training, the Bolgatanga East District Director of the NCCE, Mrs. Sadia Baba Sampanah entreated the youth to make political vigilantism and related post-election violence a thing of the past. She urged the youth to report violence cases to the District Police Command and not to take the law into their hands. She stated that citizens must respect the rights, freedom, and legitimate interest of others and generally refrain from doing acts detrimental to the welfare of other persons as enshrined in Article 41(d) of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
The Bolga East District Police Commander, ASP Charles Simpa Atibusah, elaborating on the Notification to Police of Special Event, said any person who desires to hold a special public event shall notify the Police not less than five days before the date of the event. ASP Charles Simpa Atibusah encouraged the youth to involve the Police in their activities at the Community level in order to reduce crime and unlawful acts in the communities under the Offence and Penalties section.
The Bolga East officer of the Integrated Youth Need and Welfare Center (INTYON) Mr. Timothy A. Nsoh also took the youth through child welfare, Child labour, prevention of teenage pregnancies, Child education among others. He urged the youth to be vigilant and support INTYON in the fight against child protection violations in the community.
The trainees expressed gratitude to the Commission and pledged to work with the NCCE and Police to promote peace in the District.