The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) will from August 29 to November 30, roll out series of activities to educate Ghanaians on their role in promoting peace before, during and after the 2016 elections.
The activities, which include engagement with political party activists in 45 selected districts nationwide, formed part of the Commission’s commitment to educating the electorate to be able to make informed choices during the polls.
“The Commission’s activities are to engender personal responsibility and personal ownership for Ghana and the need for citizens to respect the electoral laws and divergent views”, a statement copied The Ghanaians Times in Accra, said.
It indicated that the NCCE would also engage with marginalised groups, including people with disabilities and women, and undertake civic education on tolerance and peaceful co-existence, radio and television talk shows and jingles, community durbars and focus group discussions.
According to the statement, three presidential and 275 parliamentary dialogues would be held in northern, middle and southern sectors of the country as platforms for the electorate to interact with their presidential and parliamentary candidates.
To consolidate the Commission’s education on issue-based campaigning, the statement said that findings on the Commission’s research on “Matters of Concern to the Ghanaian Voter,” would form the basis for engagement with the electorate, politicians and political parties.
“As in previous elections, the research report on “Matters of Concern to the Ghanaian Voter” will be launched in September, 2016. Findings from the Commission’s study will largely form the basis for its election related engagements,” it stressed.
By Times Reporter