The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called for the political parties and their supporters, to focus on realistic diagnosis of the economic challenges facing the people and how to deal with them.
Mr. Arthur Wilson, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of the Commission, said the election campaign should be substantive on issues and not about trivialities.
He indicated that it was through this that voters would be aided to make informed choices in the coming general election.
Mr. Wilson was speaking at a day’s workshop at Oforikrom, Kumasi, to discuss ways to remove political tension and ensure peace in the run-up, during and after the December polls.
The programme was put together by a local NGO, Millennium Child Support Group with support from Star-Ghana, a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism.
It was attended by representatives of the various political parties, Zongo chiefs, assembly and unit committee members and youth groups in the area.
Mr. Wilson reminded everybody to act within the law, step back from anything reckless, evil and unlawful, demonstrate high level of maturity, tolerance and respect for views different from what they held.
He said that was the path to travel to grow the country’s multi-party democracy.
Mr. Wilson appealed to parents to talk their children out of violence and misconduct and help to protect them from the manipulations of self-serving politicians.
Mr. Ato Parker, the founder of the NGO, urged everybody to be mindful of their actions,and inactions to safeguard the peace, unity and stability of the nation.
“Ghanaians should not be torn apart and be at each other’s throat because of political differences,” he added. -GNA