Drobo – Jaman South, Bono Region
September 16, 2021
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has stated evil perpetrators such as terrorist and extremist who wants a country disintegrated fall on the youth to accomplish their goal.
It therefore cautioned Ghanaian youth to be vigilant and not allow themselves exploited for such chaos, violent extremism and related evil perpetrations potential to disturb the nation’s peaceful coexistence.
Addressing a ‘Youth Activist Workshop’ at Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality of the Bono region on Tuesday, Ms Doris Gbongbo, the Bono Regional Director for the Commission advised the youth to be mindful and focus on their own families welfare and the nation’s future, but not activities to deteriorate the economy.
The event organized by the National Security in collaboration with the NCCE and sponsored by the Ministry of National Security to create awareness and educate participants, more expecially the youth on violence extremism prevention in particularly Boarder District communities and equip them with relevant informations on such occurences.
Participants included Assembly members, religious representatives, youth groups, persons with disabilities, traditional authorities and security experts.
In a presentation on “Preventing Violent Extremism in Ghana”, Major Retired Osei Agyemang, the Bono regional Security Coordinator said the program was also to train participants on peace building mechanisms to support national counter measures.
He noted violent extremism increases the rate of robbery, kidnapping, ritual killing and wreck improvement of businesses and socio-economic development of a nation.
Major Rtd Agyemang therefore appealed to the participants, Traditional Authorities, religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders to join the national cohesion and peaceful coexistence campaign to prevent any occurrence that disturb national security.
Major Rtd Agyemang noted everybody was a potential criminal, this he explained that people are more secretive this days and one can not read the mind of others.
Hence, entreated crucial need for cooperatives and networks creation among community members to keep themselves on toes to be more watchful and support the Ghana Police Service to improve their own security.
Father Francis Mfodwo, the Parish administrator at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Drobo said to enhance a harmonious environment, there was need for the individual to respect the live of one another in all endeavors regardless of political party color, religious affiliation, tradition, family or ethnicity.
He emphasized “is our natural responsibility to seek the welfare of others and not selfish interest if we indeed need national development”.
Credit: Christopher Tetteh