Ghana’s democracy puts country on high pedestal – NCCE Director

Mr Issah Abduliahi Nasagri, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has observed that strides by Ghana had put her on a high pedestal among democratic countries in the world.

He said Ghana’s democracy was people-centered therefore, Presidential and Parliamentary Candidates must respect the views, actions and decisions of the electorate.

Mr Nasagri made the observation at a day’s debate for four Parliamentary Candidates contesting the Kintampo South seat at Jema.

The debate organised by the NCCE, was on the theme “Promoting Political Tolerance to Ensure Peaceful Election on December 7”.

It was attended by the contesting aspirants, Mr Yaw Effah Baafi of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Adjei Duffour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Joseph Atomeh Koranteng of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Mr Noble Seth Ankoma Sakyi of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

Mr Mohammed Busi, Brong-Ahafo Regional NCCE Programme Officer said the theme was a call on all the leadership of political parties as well as opinion leaders to commit themselves to peace and tranquility.

Mr Isaac Osei Agyeman, Kintampo South District Director of NCCE said the debate would help increase and sustain interest and participation of the citizenry in the democratic dispensation to achieve good governance.

Mr Agyeman commended the contestants for adopting issue-based campaigns devoid of personal attacks and urged them to maintain that posture to ensure peace before, during and after Election 2012.

Nana Adu-Bofo Gyan, Nkosohene of Jema asked the contestants to let their good campaign messages champion the course of peace for the nation.

Source: GNA

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