Denyembour (E/R), Nov. 14, GNA - The Denkyembour District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), noted that every citizen has a responsibility to be security conscious, so as to detect and prevent activities of violent extremists.
Mr Ernest Eli Billy Kwami, NCCE Denkyembour District Director, said it was the responsibility of citizens of a nation to promote peace and resolve conflicts at all times for national development.
In view of that, the NCCE in collaboration with the National Security Ministry has rolled-out national projects for political party activists and members of the Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPDC) to ensure that Ghanaians understand the essence of national peace.
Mr Kwami who was speaking at the forum in Denyembour in the Eastern Region, which was on the theme: “Preventing Electoral Violence and Providing Security to the Northern Border Regions of Ghana”, said the Commission would continue to intensify public education.
The NCCE District Director expressed gratitude to the European Union for their continuous support towards the activities of the Commission.
Mr Kwami explained that the mandate of the Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPDC), which was constituted by the NCCE was to promote peace and resolve conflicts among political actors and other relevant stakeholders across the various districts in the country.
He said it was important for the various political parties to as a matter of urgency re-enforce their role as key stakeholders in ensuring that political parties sensitize their subjects to uphold the peaceful co-existence in the country.
“Ghana is not ready for any extremist activities,” he stated and explained that to curb electoral violence and protect public peace and safety, citizens must adhere to the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491) the Vigilantism & Related Offences Act, 2019 (Act 999) and the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), so as to deepen the country's democratic credentials.
Mr. Alex Sackey, NCCE Eastern Regional Director, noted that the National Security Strategy had come at the right time to sensitize the public and create the needed awareness against violence and activities, which could be linked to extremist and terrorism activities.
Mr Sackey called on the government to promulgate policies, which would create direct employment to the teeming unemployed youth in the country.