The Techiman Municipal Directorate of the NCCE organised a programme on Preventing and Containing Violent Extremism with the chief and elders, Assembly Members, and community members at Aworopata in the Techiman South Municipality.
The District Director, Mr. Joseph Adoma, and Norbert Seidu (PCEO) facilitated and programme.
The Municipal Director educated his audience on the need for peaceful coexistence and inter-faith tolerance in the Aworopata Community to avoid infiltration. Explaining further, Mr. Adoma reiterated the triggers and effects of violent extremism as well as signs of radicalisation. Concluding, he spoke on the need to create awareness on violent extremism in churches and mosques.
He stated that, apart from education on the problem, leaders of worship centres should provide security measures, such as CCTV cameras, and the ushers should be vigilant during church service to help prevent and contain violent extremism. This is an European Union-funded activity.
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