Ghanaians have been asked to make every conceivable effort to become more conversant with the 1992 Constitution.
Mr Lawrence Tweneboa-Kodua, Asante-Akim South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said being the basic law of the land it was imperative for every citizen to get adequately informed about its content to be able to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual and also prevent its abuse.
Mr Tweneboa-Kodua was speaking at the District launch of the 11th Annual Constitution Week Celebration at Banka near Ofoase in the Ashanti Region.
It is on the theme: “The State of Ghana’s Democracy 2011.”
The NCCE District Director said the citizenry should defend the Constitution at all times to safeguard the country’s democracy.
He appealed to the media to be circumspect in their reportage, saying their role was crucial to the sustenance of the democratic dispensation.
Mr Tweneboa-Kodua called for peaceful co-existence among the political parties and ethnic groups as the 2012 General Election approached.
He asked supporters of the parties, especially the youth to desist from violent acts that could plunge the nation into anarchy and dent the admirable image it had carved for itself.