Stand for National Peace protection – NCCE encouraged Youth
By Christopher Tetteh,
Dormaa-Ahenkro, September 9, 2021
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has charged Ghanaian youth to stand up courageously for national stability and peace protection in their respective endeavors by reporting suspected criminal activities and movements immediately to the security.
Ms Doris Gbongbo, the Bono Regional Director for the Commission further urged the individuals to use appropriate channels to address their grieving issues to prevent chaos and violence and contribute meaningfully to national cohesion, stability and coexistence.
It was at a day Youth Activist Workshop held in Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa central Municipality of the Bono region on Tuesday.
The event was to prevent and address occurances and activities of violence extremism as well as its related effects that subsequently disrupt peace and security which retards development as a result.
According to the Commission, the awareness creation program in the communities, particularly the boarder Districts would help equip the youth with relevant information to reduce such occurances and train participants on peace building mechanism.
It was a nationwide exercise organized by the National Security in collaboration with the NCCE with sponsorship from National Security Ministry.
Participants were representatives from the Traditional Council, District Assembly, Youth Associations, Churches, Muslim Communities, students and Assembly members and were expected to give such training to members of their respective groups represented.
As part of the education and sensitization workshop, focus group discussions was also organized for participants to identify factors to reduce such destructive occurances and promote the prevalence of peace, rule of law and discourage acts of mob actions and instant justice.
Major Retired Osei Agyemang, the Bono Regional Security Coordinator, speaking on “Preventing Violent Extremism in Ghana”, retreated the need for sense of collectiveness, vigilant and community mobilisation for national integration.
He encouraged the formation of community watch groups to monitor and prevent violence and extremism to facilitate national peace and coexistence.
Major Rtd Agyemang emphasized that citizens cooperation with the law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order was an undefeatable mechanism for strengthening national framework for countering violent extremism and terrorism in Ghana.