The Ningo Prampram District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has asked government to commit more resources to the Commission to enable it fulfil its constitutional mandate.
“The government should consider the NCCE as an important institution because we have the constitutional mandate to educate the people on their civic responsibilities among others. We need the resources and the logistics; we need vehicles, we need motor bikes to enhance our work,” she said.
Ms. Gifty Agyeiwaa Badu said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to review the activities of the NCCE for the year 2017.
Ms. Badu appealed to the national leadership of the NCCE to seek other sources of funding since the woefully inadequate government funding does not come on time.
Lamenting about some of the inadequacies that went with their work, she told of how sometimes some of the materials they needed for their work delayed till after the programmes because the sponsorship packages might not have delayed.
She added that, “Sometimes by the time the educational materials come, we would be almost done with the programme, making the objectives of whole exercise unachievable.”
The Ningo Prampram office of the NCCE in collaboration with Kinder Paradise School undertook some pilot project on Child Protection.
There was also a collaboration with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to engage some identifiable groups and communities on tax compliance.
The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana collaborated with Ningo Prampram NCCE and other departments in the District for a sensitization programme to promote social accountability through citizens’ participation in local governance in Ghana among others.
“There was also a collaboration with the Department of Social Development on Child and Family Welfare Policy, and NCCE organized a constitution quiz at Prampram, and took part in the Greater Accra Regional e-competition quiz on the constitution of Ghana, among others,” she said
In all, a total of sixteen thousand five hundred and seventy-nine (16,579) persons made up of seven thousand and seventy-nine (7,079) male and nine thousand five hundred (9,500) female were reached out to 2017