The Denkyembour District of the National Commission for Civic Education engaged traders at the Akwadum Market on the role of a Member of Parliament and other pressing national issues.
The education by the NCCE on the role of MPs has become critical because of the feedback received from electorates during the Commission’s voter education activities in the 2020 national elections to elect a President and Members of Parliament.
Sensitizing the market folks, the District Director, Ernest Eli Billy Kwami commended the community members for remaining peaceful during and after the December polls. He reminded them of the role of Members of Parliament explaining that MPs are to enact laws per the power vested in them by article 93(2) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. He cautioned the constituents to desist from visiting the homes of MPs to demand financial support for marriages, funerals among others.
On issues of COVID-19, Mr. Billy Kwami congratulated the traders on their strict observance of the safety protocols. He urged them to avail themselves for the COVID-19 Vaccination exercise and keep complying with all the other protocols. He outlined the safety protocols to the traders which include frequent handwashing with soap under running water, the use of alcohol-based sanitizers, the one-meter social distancing rule, and avoiding crowded places.