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News Ghana must be devoid of violence to have peaceful election-NCCE  

Accra, 10 Feb, GNA – Mrs. Gloria A. Kudo, a Senior Civic Education Officer of the Accra Metro of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), on Friday said for Ghana to have a peaceful, free and fair election, the exercise should be devoid of violence and must be transparent.

 Mrs. Kudo said this when she was addressing students of His Majesty Senior High School at a seminar in Accra on the role of the youth in ensuring a peaceful, free and fair elections.                     

She said that the NCCE’s educational campaign was particularly targeting the youth to provide an opportunity for them to participate actively in electoral and governance processes.

She said to achieve free and fair elections Ghanaians must commit themselves not to be lured in deception by politicians who would use them to distract the peace and stability of the country.

Mrs. Kudo said the youth must ensure that they did not engage in the use of vulgar language and should not generate unnecessary conflict but rather be agents of peace even beyond elections. 

Mr.  Evans Opoku Gyimah, the Director of the Academy, advised the students to educate their parents, friends and loved ones to exercise their franchise during the election since it was their civic right.

Mr. Nathaniel Tetteh, the School Prefect, said more of such programmes should be held every election year to serve as a caution to the youth who involved themselves in unnecessary violent acts.

 

 GNA