Ghanaian students asked to ensure peace in Election 2012
8/10/2012 11:45:16 AM -
Bolgatanga, Aug. 9, GNA - The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on students in the country to help in the promotion and maintenance of peace in Election 2012.
The Upper East Regional Director of NCCE, Mr Cletus Abang, made the call in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Peter Ayamga, the Civic Education Officer of the Commission, at the third annual congress of the Bolgatanga, Nangodi, Bongo and Tongo Students Union, in Bolgatanga.
He said: 'As students you have a crucial duty to partner with other stakeholders to prevent violence in the December polls in order to promote the democratic process'.
Mr Abang advised students to organise peace matches, football competitions, and to sensitize the citizenry, particularly the youth on the need to promote peace for national development.
He said Ghana had chalked out democratic and good governance credentials to the admiration of Africa and the rest of the world.
Mr Abang asked political parties to educate their members on electoral laws to ensure smooth elections in December.
Mr Atubga David Atia, the outgoing President of the Union, said the Union had donated medical equipment to the Bolgatanga Hospital, and organized holiday classes for students in the region.