NCCE to engage youth activists at flashpoint in UE


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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), is to engage some youth activists at flashpoint constituencies in Upper East Region during the December polls.

By
Samuel Akapule, GNA
 

Bolgatanga, Sept. 3,
GNA – The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), is to engage some
youth activists at flashpoint constituencies in Upper East Region during the
December polls.

Speaking to the
Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga after meeting the District Directors of NCCE,
Mr Pontius Pilate Apaaby Baba, the Upper East Regional Director of the NCCE,
said the exercise which is a nationwide programme, would target emerging or
potential trouble spots.

“These participants
will be drawn from the youth wings of all the registered political parties present
in the flash point constituencies and influential youth leaders in the various
communities may also be included”, he said.

He said the
programme would begin this week in the region, with the screening of films or
documentary depicting the consequences of electoral violence followed by an
interaction with the public on the need for tolerance and peaceful coexistence.  

The Regional
Director said officials from the Electoral Commission would also be invited to
discuss electoral offences and sanctions and issues relating to the Biometric
Voting System.

Mr Apaaby Baba said
the participants would also be made to identify local political threats to the
2016 elections and make recommendations for overcoming the threats.

GNA


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