The Asokore Mampong Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) with support from Ashanti Regional Directorate of the NCCE has engaged students of Sakafia Islamic Senior High School in Asokore Mampong Municipal in the Ashanti Region on good citizenship through Civic Education Club (CEC) drive.
Speaking to the students, the Ashanti Deputy Regional Director of the NCCE, Mr. Joseph Kwaku Yeboah, said, the focus of the visit was to educate the students on the principles, practices, habits, skills, values and virtues necessary for the preservation of Ghana’s democratic governance.
He also advised the students to desist from any political party vigilante activities. He described vigilante activities in the country as unlawful, unconstitutional, unwarranted, devastating and a threat to our fledgling democracy. Mr. Yeboah stated that chapter 15, Article 200 (2) and Chapter 17, Article 210 (2) 2 of the 1992 Constitution prohibit any person or group of persons from raising a Police Force or an Armed Force, except under the authority of Parliament of Ghana.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Director indicated that, democracies are sustained by citizens who have the requisite knowledge, skills, disposition and commitment to uphold fundamental values and principles of democracy. He explained among other things that the role of the NCCE is to instill in the youth civic consciousness through Civic Education Club activities.
Further, he highlighted the aims and objectives of the Club as well as activities such as playing of the Constitution game board, constitution quiz competitions, debates, project citizen competitions and excursions among others.
Concluding his remarks, he entreated all and sundry to join the NCCE Civic Education Club in order to acquire the requisite civic knowledge, civic skills and civic dispositions required for effective citizenship in any modern democracy.