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Catholic bishops call on NCCE to sensitize electorate on elections

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Catholic Bishops in the three northern regions have called on the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) to develop good strategies and appropriate messages to sensitise the electorate on the 2012 general election.

The Most Reverend Paul Bemile, Catholic Bishop of Wa made the call at the opening of the 14th Biennial Plenary Assembly of Tamale Ecclesiastical Province Pastoral Conference (TEPPCOM) in Wa, on the theme: “The role of TEPPCOM in the democratic dispensation of today.”

He gave the assurance that TEPPCOM would partner government to make the elections transparent, peaceful, free and fair and appealed to other stakeholders involved in the electioneering to facilitate legitimate and creditable elections.

He said it is the duty of Ghanaians to come together and work towards the cohesion and integration of the nation while efforts are made to cater for the welfare and development needs of the people irrespectively of their social, economic, religious and political considerations.

Most Reverend Bemile gave the assurance that the church would sensitise the conscience of its followers regarding the elections while encouraging his fellow bishops to deliberate and examined issues that affect the wellbeing of the people.

The President of TEPPCOM, the Most Reverend Philip Naameh, Archbishop of Tamale said the organisation was formed to promote the unity of the Catholic faith, establish good relationship with religious and other groups and promote the dignity and rights of the vulnerable, especially women.

Source: GNA

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