The Nationwide Fee for Civic Schooling (NCCE) has rolled out a collection of actions to advertise unity and nationwide cohesion to guard the nation’s peace.
“Ghana has made great progress in democratic governance during the last 20 years. Manifestations of democratic dividend within the political panorama of Ghana is mirrored within the conduct of periodic elections, peaceable energy alternations between the political events.
“Respect for human rights, free media and a modicum of rule of regulation, along with this, inclusive participation in governance has been an indicator of Ghana’s democracy,” Samuel Asare Akuamoah, NCCE deputy chairman answerable for operations, informed the Ghana Information Company.
Akuamoah famous that whereas these contributed to relative political stability and financial improvement, current and rising safety challenges threatened nationwide peace and human safety.
He mentioned given these rising threats, the NCCE had rolled out an annual “Citizenship Week,” celebration to inculcate in pupils the values of citizenship and remind them of their obligations and roles they may play to construct a robust, vibrant, and democratic Ghana.
Akuamoah mentioned the Citizenship Week celebration served as a platform for individuals in management positions and achieved residents to work together and impart virtues of fine citizenship to pupils throughout the nation.
The 2021 Citizenship Week commemoration is on the theme: “We’re one, Ghana first” is slated for Wednesday, 26 Might to Wednesday 2 June 2021.
He famous that current threats embrace violence throughout and after the 2020 basic election, vigilantism, chieftaincy and ethnic clashes, and the proliferation of arms.
“These challenges threaten the very sturdy cloth of the Ghanaian society. One other risk to our sovereignty and nationwide unity is the secessionist motion from the Western Togoland crusaders whose actions have been lately famous within the Volta Area and alongside the jap border of the nation.
“One different risk to nationwide unity is ethnocentrism. Each Ghanaian is born into an ethnic group of the nation and takes delight within the wealthy historical past and cultural practices of the ethnic group,” he mentioned.
Akuamoah famous that the framers of the 1992 Structure have been conscious of the positives and negatives of democratic regimes and the way this might unite or polarize and divide a rustic and its individuals.
He mentioned the framers, due to this fact, put in place guiding rules that have been meant to repeatedly foster and promote nationwide unity and nationwide cohesion, the well-being of residents and nationwide improvement.
He mentioned the enabling guiding rules within the preamble and different articles within the Structure prescribed the promotion of unity that might be fostered by way of friendship regardless of the totally different ethnic origins or backgrounds.
“As the favored saying goes there may be unity in range and nationwide cohesion can make sure that as a individuals, we progress collectively in improvement. A selected line within the preamble establishing the facility of the individuals as one “The Precept that every one powers of Authorities spring from the Sovereign Will of the Folks.”
He mentioned this additional defined that Ghanaians have been one individuals and united by a typical future and agreed to be ruled by democratic rule.
“Within the concluding line of the Preamble, the respect of our rights should be upheld and revered by us as a result of we’re one individuals, residing collectively in unity and selling and defending the soundness of our Nation,” he mentioned.
The NCCE deputy chairman famous that different “pushing” articles within the Structure pointed to the necessity for nationwide unity and cohesion.
He mentioned a number of articles within the Structure centered the eye of each the state, state actors in Authorities and the residents to the necessity to make deliberate efforts to advertise the combination of Ghanaians as one individuals.
“This, due to this fact, brings to the fore some primary rules that should drive our quest to realize unity and nationwide cohesion as a Nation. Foster the spirit of loyalty to Ghana; promote among the many individuals of Ghana the tradition of political tolerance.
It is usually the obligation of a citizen, to advertise the status and good title of Ghana and respect the symbols of the nation to uphold and defend the Structure and the regulation and to foster nationwide unity and dwell in concord with others.
Akuamoah mentioned “these name for us all to place Ghana first in all the pieces we do and the place ever we discover ourselves, be it in Ghana or outdoors the shores of Ghana.”
“We should put the nation above all the pieces and promote nationwide curiosity. Nationalism and patriotism should be the guiding rules of a united individuals,” Akuamoah mentioned.