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Avoid acts that will disturb peace – NCCE urges youth

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used for any act that is likely to disturb the peace and unity of the country.

They have also been asked to refrain from any act that would be an infringement on the rights and freedom of other people.

The Shama District Director of the NCCE, Mr Kwame Lan Tugbenu, gave the advice at a community durbar at Ohiamadwen in the Shama District in the Western Region to sensitize people in the community to political tolerance and the need for peace.

He noted that there were conflicts of all kinds in the country and  that there was an increasing tendency to politicise these conflicts.

Mr Tugbenu said these lingering tensions and anxieties were showing in the midst of the ongoing election petition.

The situation, he explained, could provide a pretext for violence-seeking youth groups all over the country to indulge in violence, especially in flashpoints and emerging conflict areas.

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He noted that the 2012 election petition appeared to be one of the test cases for the country’s democracy.

He said everywhere in the country, there was an increasing need that sustainable peace and development were very necessary.

Mr Tugbenu said there was therefore the growing awareness among Ghanaians of the need to avoid any act that would derail the prevailing peace the country was currently enjoying.

The Chief of Ohiamadwen, Nana Afo Kwaku advised Ghanaians to continue to live in peace and harmony.

He also urged all political party supporters and sympathisers to accept the outcome of the 2012 presidential petition before the Supreme Court.

By Kwame Asiedu Marfo/Daily Graphic/Ghana