Friday 9th September, 2016
Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Agogo (Ash), Sept
09, GNA – The youth have been urged to show responsibility and resist any
overtures by politicians to manipulate them to create trouble in the coming
Mr. Johnson Opoku,
Director of Programmes of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE),
said they should not do anything to undermine their own future.
He was addressing a
day’s workshop held in Agogo, in the Asante-Akim North District, for political
youth activists as part of efforts to get them to stay away from acts of
misconduct and election-related violence.
“Empower the youth
to stand up for Ghana for a peaceful election’ was the theme chosen for the
Organized by the
Commission with support from the European Union (EU), it brought together 40
participants drawn from the various political parties.
Mr. Opoku rallied
the young people to lead from the front the peace campaign and said it was in
everybody’s interest that the nation remained peaceful and stable.
He spoke of their
determination to actively engage the youth to aid them to have better
understanding of their civic duties.
Mr. Wilson Arthur,
Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of NCCE, urged politicians not to mislead and
push the youth into doing anything reckless and unlawful.
He called for clean
and decent election campaign devoid of aggressive rhetoric and insults.
tolerance and respect for divergent views, saying, that was the way forward to
grow the nation’s multi-party democracy.
Mr. Paul Oppong, the
Municipal Director of the NCCE, said dialogue should be used to resolve
political disputes and not violence.