Be mindful of your utterances – NCCE to politicians
An official of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Miss Gladys Osman, has advised politicians to be careful with their utterances as this could mar the positive political achievements the country has recorded.
“Our call is for actors in our political arena to exhibit a high level of tolerance and engage in consultations and dialogues to address divergent views”, she said.
Miss Osman was speaking during a seminar on political intolerance and its consequences on society held at the central campus of the University of Education at Winneba.
“The effect of political intolerance on the society are numerous, devastating and can be looked at in many ways- politically, economically, socially and religiously”, she said.
She said Ghana after her numerous political upheavals and instability since independence has gone through five successive free and fair elections and “the stability chalked can be attributed to political maturity and tolerance on the part of the citizens including all political actors”.
“In an election year you are likely to hear very harsh words from people you deeply respect but it is important for us to stay calm, remain level-headed and try as much as possible to stay out of trouble”.
The Deputy Director said the NCCE recognizes students as strategic in this year’s electoral process because they will be participating in various ways and could contribute positively to ensure a successful election.