Unite to foster peace during and after the elections – NCCE

By
Elizabeth Awinbono, GNA

Accra, Jan. 24, GNA
– The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Friday called on
Ghanaians to unite to ensure peace before, during and after the 2020 general
election.

The Commission urged
political parties to conduct their electioneering devoid of antagonism, violence,
personal attacks and wild allegations and work towards a peaceful and
issues-based campaign.

Mrs Joyce Afutu, the
NCCE Director of Public Affairs, said this in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency on the Commission’s 2020 activity calendar.

“If you disturb the
peace of this nation, you have nowhere to go,” she said, adding that it was
the responsibility of every Ghanaian to put the interest of Ghana first and
protect the peace of the country to achieve growth and development.

She said as part of
the broader orientation to galvanize citizen support for a peaceful election,
the NCCE had adopted “The future of Ghana is in my hands,” as the national
theme.

Mrs Afutu explained
that the theme sought to appeal to the hearts and minds of Ghanaians to put the
country first before any other interest.

She said the NCCE
would create awareness on the need to protect and preserve the hard won
peaceful coexistence towards sustaining the country’s democracy.

The NCCE Director
said Ghana has achieved great feat in Africa by sustaining her democracy
without interruption for the past 28 years under the Fourth Republican
Constitution.

“In 2020, the NCCE
will create awareness on the need to protect and preserve this hard-won
peaceful coexistence towards sustaining Ghana’s democracy,” she said.

She said the NCCE
would engage in information sharing for district directors and reactivation of
Inter-Party Dialogue Committees at the regional and district level to build
their capacity on peace and conflict issues by focusing on the Code of Conduct for
political parties.

GNA

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