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11.10.2008 General News

NCCE Appeals To Media Practitioners


Mr Charles Nkrumah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), yesterday called on media practitioners to help the Commission to educate the populace about the effects of violence during and after the election to ensure peace.     
He noted that this year's general election will be peaceful if the media remained neutral and contributed their quota responsibly by giving accurate, timely and unbiased information on the electoral process.     

Mr Nkrumah made the call at a forum organised by the NCCE for media practitioners in the region to ensure tolerance, peaceful and violent-free elections in December, this year.     

He commended the media for their role so far in ensuring peace and sustenance of the country's fledgling democracy.     

Mr Nkrumah underscored the importance for the media to sensitise, educate and create civil awareness required in building a meaningful constitutional multi-party democracy whose freedom, justice, probity and accountability will accelerate the pace of development and stability of the nation.     

He said in consonance with its mandate to ensure sustainability of Ghana's democratic dispensation, the NCCE has embarked on a series of activities aimed at motivating citizens to exhibit tolerance during campaigning.     

'To make the exercise much more effective and to yield very good and positive results, the NCCE has been holding forums with various stakeholders, notably political parties, women groups, security personnel and others,' the Regional Director added.     

Mr Nkrumah urged political parties to exhibit a high sense of civility and godly virtues in their electioneering campaigns so that the country will experience peace before, during and after the elections.