The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), as part of its outlined activities for the year, is undertaking peace-building engagements in 11 communities in Ghana from February 22 to March 5, 2016.
The activities are expected to help minimise conflicts in flashpoint areas and create the necessary environment for democratic governance to thrive.
Peace is seen as a necessary basis for the active participation of the entire citizenry in the democratic process. Conflicts and the absence of peace, therefore, limit the ability of citizens who live in these areas to exercise their democratic rights and go about their day-to-day activities peacefully.
The activities will bring together stakeholders who will discuss conflict resolution, promotion of national peace, improved unity and harmony in the beneficiary communities. It will target flashpoint areas and emerging or potential trouble spots across the country to stem the tide of any potential violent conflict or its recurrence.
This is critical in ensuring that the electioneering process towards the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections takes place within an atmosphere of peace. These activities will emphasise the need for communities to resort to lawful means in the resolution and management of conflicts.
The NCCE is collaborating with the National Peace Council and the Small Arms Commission in the implementation of the activities.
Source: Daily Graphic
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