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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to the youth not to allow themselves to be misused by politicians to perpetuate violence before, during and after the 2016 general polls.

The Commission in its quest to promoting peaceful election for 2016 has identified the youth as major actors in maintaining the peace of the nation.

It has therefore embarked on a nationwide E-constitutional games aimed at preparing the youth, especially those in senior high schools to promote tolerance among themselves and their peers in defending the Constitution.

Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah, Deputy NCCE Chairman Responsible for Operations, made the appeal when he addressed students of second cycle schools in Wa and urged those of them who were not up to 18 years not to involve themselves in the voter registration.

He said the practice where some youths less than 18 years registered to vote during elections often discredited the voter’s register and if allowed to continue, could ignite confusion among politicians and jeopardize the results of the elections.

Mr. Haruna Husheini Sulemana, Upper West Regional Director of NCCE, admonished the students to cultivate the habit of tolerance among their peers and community members and save Ghana out of “the hands of destruction”.

He hinted that as part of the Commission’s mandate, similar programmes would be organised for traditional leaders and community members to educate them on their civic rights and responsibilities to preach peace at all times.

The programme was on the theme: “Ambassador for peace in 2016 and beyond” was aimed at sensitising and awakening the spirit of nationalism in the youth as agents for peace.

Participating students were drawn from the NCCE Clubs in the 10 senior high schools in the Region and they answered questions bordering on “Governance, the 1992 Constitution and Security.

Nandom Senior School came first and was awarded with a desk top computer and t-shirts.
Source: GNA

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