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NCCE to focus on youth, tolerance, and monetisation of politics ahead of 2024 general elections

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The National Commission for Civic Education has indicated that going into the 2024 general elections, the NCCE will focus more on the youth, tolerance, and canker of monetization in our body politics.  

The chairperson, Ms Kathleen Addy, made this statement on Thursday, February 15, 2024, when she paid a cutesy call to the Oti Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service. According to the chairperson, the youth are the most vulnerable. They are often the main recruits for violence and extremism.

Ms Addy also remarked that tolerance is a key ingredient in our democratic sphere that we need to continue to promote national cohesion.

She said, "Despite our religious, ethnic, and social differences, tolerance on the part of Ghanaians has been the binding factor, and going into the 2024 general elections, it is important for us to give attention to it for its fruits to continue to benefit us”.

Again, the NCCE Chairperson said that the current level of monetisation in Ghana's body politics is a dangerous path we are threading as a people.

According to her, it is a phenomenon that retards development. " if you take GH¢1500 or GH¢3000 to vote for a representative, how do you still demand developmental projects and accountability from the same person who paid you to get elected?" She asked.

Ms Addy concluded by saying the NCCE's work in 2024 isn't going to be limited to the above-mentioned, but the Commission would pay much attention to them because they have the potential of either consolidating or scattering our democratic gains chalked in the last 31 years.

The Chairperson of the NCCE is in the Oti Region as part of his working visit to monitor the Prevention, Containing Violent Extremism (PCVE) project, which is ongoing. The project, under the sponsorship of the European Union, is aimed at creating awareness of the activities of violent extremists and the expected response of citizens in the event of an attack.

source: Theannouncergh.com