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22.02.2012 Politics

AAK inaugurates inter-party dialogue committee

AAK inaugurates inter-party dialogue committee
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Abura Dunkwa (C/R), Feb. 22, GNA – Mr Ebenezer Kwesi Dadzie, the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to Ghanaians to ensure that peace continues to reign in the country before and after the Elections.

He said even though Ghanaians were looking forward to a peaceful election, the attitudes of some people as heard in their negative utterances on the airwaves seem to threaten the nation's peace.

Mr Dadzie made the call on Wednesday at the inauguration of a 23-member inter-party dialogue committee at the AAK District Assembly.

The committee, which was constituted by the NCCE in collaboration with the AAK is among others to coordinate affairs between political parties in the district to facilitate peaceful electioneering activities before and after the December polls.

They are made up of representatives from the various political parties, the NCCE, the Ghana Police Service, the media, Council of Churches and some opinion leaders in the municipality.

Mr Dadzie said the current situation was not the best due to factors such as the on-going politics of insult, biased media reportage and the introduction of the biometric voter registration system which was new to Ghanaians.

He said other countries around the globe were looking up to Ghana for a peaceful election so Ghanaians must work hard to maintain the peace the nation was currently enjoying.

Mr Charles Nkrumah, the Central Regional Director of the NCCE who swore in the committee members, charged them to always stand by the truth and condemn wrong doings even if it was within their political parties.

He also advised them to live at peace with one another in spite of their different political affiliations in order to let peace reign in the district and the country at large.

DSP Bernard Twum Barimah, the District Police Commander, schooled the committee members on what constituted crime as well as laws backing them under the Public Order Act.

He advised leaders of the various political parties to control their members and set good examples for them to follow so as to avoid any chaos.


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