Mr Zac Katugu, Principal Civic Education Officer at the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has said tolerance is the key ingredient in multi-party democracy.
He said citizens practising multi-party democracy must be prepared to tolerate the views of people from the other side of the political divide.
Mr Katugu was addressing a forum organised by the Birim South District Directorate of the NCCE in collaboration with the Star Ghana, a non-governmental organisation. Mr Katugu expressed regret that many Ghanaians were ignorant about the laws which governed the administration of the country and only wanted what favoured them.
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He said that was why the NCCE had been educating the citizens on the 1992 Constitution, which is the axle on which the laws of Ghana revolve.
The Principal Civic Education Officer said healthy rivalry was the beauty in multi-party democracy and urged Ghanaians not to see their political rivals as enemies.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Cornelius Abotsi, District Police Commander, said; “Ghana is a sweet country” and that Ghanaians were living in “Heaven” despite the challenges facing the nation.
He said Ghanaians who had travelled outside the country before would attest to the fact that the people were staying in “Heaven” because of the peace they were enjoying and urged them to protect it.
Mr Stephen Adjei Yeboah, Birim South NCCE Director, called on the government to endeavor to solve the unemployment problem facing the country, pointing out that it was the unemployed who could be easily influenced to disturb peace “as the devil finds job for the idle hand.”