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MCE urges politicians to be truthful to constituents

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Gordon Asubonteng, Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive
Gordon Asubonteng, Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive

Mr Gordon Asubonteng, the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, on Thursday cautioned against the peddling of lies by some politicians.

He said the politics of lies has caused people not to trust in politicians and this has dented the image of political leaders in the country.

Mr Asubonteng said politicians had an obligation to remain truthful and accountable to the people adding the game/field of politics is primarily about bringing development, and not an industry to promote hate and violence through deception.

Mr Asubonteng was speaking at a peace concert organized by the Bismark Amponsah Ministries to promote peace before, during and after the elections at the Christian Praise International Church (CPIC) in Dormaa Ahenkro.

He said the current trend of deceit and dishonesty in our body politic was so phenomenal and has almost become a norm, which runs parallel to religious values, raising critical questions about character.

Chief Superintendent Washington Foli, the Dormaa Central Municipal Police Commander, said peace was a vital ingredient for the development of the country and warned Ghanaians not to allow themselves to used by politicians to incite violence as they stand to be the overall losers.

He urged the media to be impartial in the discharge of their constitutional obligations and focus on educating the populace on what can bring peace to the nation.

The Police Commander impressed on chiefs as repositories of knowledge and wisdom to be at the forefront to impact useful knowledge in the youth to put them on a pedestal to become responsible citizens.

Chief Superintendent Foli urged the people to coorporate with members of the election task force to promote peaceful elections, adding the security agencies would play their part by remaining neutral.

Mr Adinkra Kosopre, the Dormaa Municipal Director of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), said there is the need for Ghanaians to learn lessons and the experience of war torn countries to safeguard the peace of the country.

He urged them to respect electoral laws and endeavor to visit the polling centres to check for their names in the on-going voter exhibition.

Source: GNA

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