EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF UNITY AND NATIONAL COHESION – NCCE, OFFINSO URGES GHANAIANS
The Offinso Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on all Ghanaians to hold onto the spirit of unity and national cohesion for nation building.
As part of the activities marked for this year’s Constitution week, the Municipal Directorate led by Mr. Emmanuel Oduro visited some Socio-economic groupings, Faith-based organizations and FM stations in the Municipality to carry out the Constitution week celebration.
Speaking at one of the programmes, Mr. Emmanuel Oduro, Municipal Director of NCCE made this call to all Ghanaians how important it is to uphold the values and tenets of the 1992 fourth republican Constitution.
Mr. Oduro went on to explain what the Constitution week meant and according to the Director, the Constitution week was instituted by the Commission to commemorate the country’s return to constitutional democracy when Ghanaians voted massively in a referendum on 28th April 1992 for the adoption of the draft Constitution which finally came into effect on 7th January 1993 now set aside as part of public holidays in the country.
This year’s Constitution week is crafted on the theme ‘We are one, Ghana first’. This is calling on all Ghanaians to identify themselves as one people with a common destiny and the fact that national interest supersedes ethnic and all forms of personal feelings.
The Municipal Director urged the people to be united, love one another and respect the views of others to promote peace and national cohesion for nation building.
Mrs Rose Nabika Ababio, Assistant Civic Education Officer, said the objectives behind the celebration of the Constitution week are to mention but few; firstly; to orient the people of Offinso on the need to uphold the values of the 1992 constitution such as demand for accountability, respect for the rule of law and respect for human right, secondly, to inculcate into the people the spirit of oneness and patriotism and finally to emphasize the need for a collective effort in the fight to eliminate the COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and encouraging others to do so as well as observing the Covid-19 safety protocols.
In conclusion, the Municipal Director, urged the people to avoid attacks on each other and not to be influenced to engage in any act of violence.
”They must be united and live in harmony with each other as Article 41 (c) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana says. This will promote the national unity that we always preach about and help strengthen our democracy.” He said.
He later added that, they must:
Be discerning and hold their leaders accountable to ensure transparency and openness.
Speak out on national and political issues but devoid of partisanship.
Enlighten their members on their civic rights, roles and responsibilities.
Build strong citizen action.
For more clarifications, call Mr. Emmanuel Oduro on +233 24 092 7407