The Deputy Upper West Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has admonished stakeholders in the Daffiama Bussie Issa District of the Upper West on the need to collectively work towards maintaining peace and tranquility in their localities.
He remarked at a day meeting organized by the District Directorate of the NCCE with members of the Inter-Party Dialogue Committee.
Mr. John Yipile in parts of his speech made the honest admission on the need for Ghana to continue to work to workers maintaining a peaceful atmosphere. Mr. John Yibile indicate ‘‘peace creates room for co-existence, absence of conflict and grievance often submitted for settlement’’ He further added ‘‘Peace is not in the hands of only the police and soldiers; peace is a collective responsibility and tolerance promotes ecological stability’’.
He also calls on the need for Ghana to prioritize security; rule of law, tolerance and favorable justice system. This he believed will help Ghana maintain her peaceful atmosphere.
Mr. John Yibile also added that the ”absence of social justice, poor governance and hard living conditions can lead to violent extremism’’.
He expressed mixed concerns on Ghana’s multiple cultural as a good setup for cultural dualism and divergent view and well an avenue for conflict.
Mr. John Yibile also underscored the role of the media in promoting peace and security; the media inform and entertain, and should be a promoter of national cohesion. ‘‘The media can help hold Ghana together or set it ablaze’’, he noted. Mr. John Yibile further charged the media to focus on responsible journalism.
He added that constitutional democracy has set Ghana to be a beacon of democracy. He emphasized the need for Ghana to make reforms to deepen local level governance. He noted the election of MMDCES will put an end to Bigotry and rancor that is associated with the nomination and confirmation of MMDCES with some facing rejection.
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