NCCE asks youth to join political parties based manifestoes

Ghanaian youth who have attained the voting age have been advised to join political parties based on their manifestoes and not because their parents or relations belonged to such entities.

Mrs Augustina Akosua Akumanyi, Deputy Chairperson in charge of Finance and Administration of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) gave the advice during the 2011 Ghana Constitution Game Competition in the Upper West Region in Wa on Wednesday.

This year’s constitution game is being sponsored by the European Union and it is on the theme: “Enhancing Citizen’s Knowledge of the Constitution for a Peaceful and Credible 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.”

Mrs Akumanyi explained that chapter six of the constitution talked about all that was expected of a government and urged students to read it and compare it to the manifestoes of political parties in order to help make informed choices.

She said the constitution is a legal document, hence, very difficult for people to read it like a story book hence the essence of organising the games to motivate students to learn it while having fun.

Mrs Akumanyi advised the youth not to give themselves up to be use as instruments for perpetrating violence but rather see themselves as disciples of the NCCE who would play their roles effectively as civic educators in their schools and communities.

Mr Ben Banye, Regional Director of NCCE said there are 10 Senior High Schools from the region participating in the constitution games competition.

Source: GNA

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