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20.10.2003 General News

Do not work for political parties - NCCE staff told

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Wa, Oct. 20, GNA - Personnel of the National Commission on Civic Education have been advised to work objectively for the good of the country and not any political party.

Mr Henry Tani-Eshon, Director of Finance and Administration of the Commission, who gave the advice, warned that any member of staff caught engaging in any activity that would influence voters in their choice of political parties, would be dismissed.

He was opening a day's workshop on, "commitment control systems," for District Directors and Accountants of the Commission in the Upper West Region at Wa.

He told them to change their attitude to the work of the Commission so that the negative perception people have about staff of the Commission would be removed.

"Come 2004, our activities should make people who perceive us to be partisan, to think twice".

Mr Tani-Eshon said objectivity, transparency and accountability were principles the NCCE required from each staff.

He suggested that in their civic education activities, they should build in the Ghanaian, the culture of tourism and promote national integration by encouraging their compatriots to use their holidays to travel to other parts of the country.

"It looks like that spirit of togetherness is gradually deserting Ghanaians", he observed.

The NCCE director also asked the staff to collaborate with agencies that help to eradicate discrimination in any form in the country.

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