The Municipal Coordinating Director of the Nandom Municipal Assembly Madam Esther Abaching has urged young people, communities, and stakeholders to cultivate a culture of tolerance and good attributes to prevent the emergence of violent extremism.
She made the call during the youth activist engagement on preventing violent extremism in Ghana; the program was organized by the Nandom Municipal Directorate of NCCE with support from the European Union.
Madam Esther Abaching underscored the need for the youth to be ambassadors of peace and not to allow themselves exploited to cause trouble and to destabilize our communities, town’s and mother Ghana at large.
She indicated that youth people must continue to be more responsible and tolerant as the only way for us to continue to grow and sustain the peace we are enjoying as a country.
She emphasized that young peoples are the catalyst to violent extremism and so the youth must pursue their dreams and vision to succeed in life and not compromise their consciousness and become extremists.
She added the experience in the West African sub-Region has made her call Ghana heaven. She indicated “I wish every young Ghanaian will travel to some countries and back, their mindset and value to love and contribute to sustaining peace will increase; because mother Ghana is a safe heaven”.
The program was also attended by the Municipal Police Commander DSP John Opare as a resource person; Tahiru Lukman CEO of Ideapath Consult and a resource person; Rev. Fr. Stephen Koya, Chairman I.P.D.C; also in attendance were Madam Patience Sally Kumah, the Upper West Regional Director of NCCE; Mrs Osman Gladys, the National Deputy Director ofProgramme- NCCE; Madam Esther Suglothe Municipal Director of NCCE and core staff. Other stakeholders were the youth activist including religious groups, communities’ youth groups, women groups, the media and personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service.