Samuel Akuamoah making his presentation
The Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in-charge of operations, Samuel Akuamoah has revealed that the Commission has outlined a number of activities that it intends to embark upon in 2016.
The Deputy Chairman made the revelation during a media engagement held at the Commission’s headquarters in Accra on Wednesday.
The event was attended by the founder of the People’s Freedom Party (PFP), Akua Donkor, representatives of political parties, Civil Society Groups (CSOs) and the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, among others.
The Deputy Chairman mentioned that the programmes and activities for 2016 which have been designed to cover each quarter of 2016 are based on research findings, adding that it is intended to significantly change the attitude of Ghanaians to ensure socio-economic development.
Mr. Akuamoah said that as part of efforts aimed at ensuring peaceful general elections, the commission is also collaborating with the Council of State, the National Peace Council (NPC), among other stakeholders, to encourage politicians and youth activists to avert violence and the use of hate speech.
He further mentioned that the parliamentary candidate debate would be held in all 275 constituencies.
He mentioned that the normal quarterly dialogue meetings being hosted by the commission will soon be held.
Mr. Akuamoah also mentioned that it was collaborating with the Electoral Commission and the National Media Commission (NMC) to embark on outreach programmes on key processes to reduce the number of rejected ballots and encourage eligible Ghanaians to vote.
The Deputy Commissioner at the Electoral Commission (EC) in-charge of operations, Alhaji Amidu Sulley lauded the event and stressed the need to reduce what he described as electoral management risks.
He gave the assurance that the EC is prepared to collaborate with NCCE to educate the electorate on proper voting methods to reduce the number of rejected ballots.
The chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Kwasi Gyan Apenteng said the new legislature (LI) will help improve media standards in the country.
By Solomon Ofori