Wednesday 21st September, 2016
D. Pobia, GNA
Lawra (U/W), Sept. 21, GNA – The National
Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Lawra District of the Upper West
Region has embarked on a series of voter education campaigns among some
marginalised groups in society.
Beneficiaries of the programme included women
groups, faith based organisations and the disabled who were educated on the
right to vote, voting steps, dos and don’ts of the 2016 elections, tolerance
and voting on issues.
The aim is to deepen democracy through civic
awareness, which is part of NCCE’s mandate to educate the citizenry to ensure
success in the 2016 polls.
Mr Mornah J. Ninge, Lawra District Director of
NCCE, said to ensure free and fair elections, the NCCE was organising community
durbars, group meeting and visiting churches and mosques to educate the people
on their civic responsibilities.
He said collective responsibility is needed
for peaceful elections to be held and all must endeavour to play their roles.
Mr Ninge appealed to the electorate to
tolerate each other’s views and abide by rules and regulations pertaining to
He said it is imperative for every citizen of
voting age (18 years and above) to exercise those constitutional rights without
fear or intimidation and appealed to politicians to campaign on relevant issues
and avoid the use intemperate language.