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We Are Working—NCCE

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Blaming the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for being ineffective and invisible in their mandate to promote and sustain cherished Ghanaian values, is an unfair judgement, the NCCE has stated.

According to the Deputy Chairman for Operations at the institution, Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah, the mandate of the Commission is so huge that it engages them in many things at a time, making it almost impossible for Ghanaians to recognise their efforts.

Speaking at a media engagement in Accra, last Friday, to outline the Commission’s activities for the year; Mr Akuamoah said this drawback was as a result of inadequate funds and logistics to pursue their programmes.

“The mandate of the Commission is the biggest amongst all other institutions established in the country because our mandate cuts across what any other institution does,” Mr. Akuamoah said.

He continued: “As at now we are a little over 1,400 and you divide that across 216 districts and we have to penetrate the metropolitan areas, we have to penetrate every corner of a district.

“It is not as if the NCCE is so inefficient, so ineffective that we waste resources, we do not work; it is not true,” he submitted.

When asked to rate the NCCE’s performance in the previous year, the Deputy Chairman, said he would give the commission a score of eight out of 10.

NCC Poised to Champion Anti-Corruption and others

As a new year begins, the NCCE is inclined with pride as one of the strongest horses to pull Ghana out of her misery of corruption.

According to NCCE boss, Ms Josephine Nkrumah, a national campaign on Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (ARAP) is high on their public agenda for the year and would complement their role under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

Excited about the setup of the Special Prosecutors office, Ms Nkrumah said, “the Special Prosecutor’s office is to complement the efforts we are all making in attacking, reducing or minimising corruption.”

“…this time around, we want to get more collaboration and more effective partnership with the media so that, as we go round educating on anti-corruption, you will be there to complement our efforts to enhance the visibility of the work we do, she said.

NCCE In 2018

Every year, the NCCE rides on a theme that guides its activities. This year, the Commission anchors on the theme: “Our Nation, Our Heritage; Consolidating Ghana’s Democratic Gains.”

In preserving Ghana’s heritage, the NCCE in 2018 and beyond seeks to bring together the significant achievements in Ghana’s democratic journey.

“We cannot afford to back pedal because, the cost would be too high for us. Therefore, we must seek to consolidate the gains we have made as a democratic nation. This achievement has largely been realised by roles that key constitutional bodies like NCCE have played in protecting and safeguarding the principles of democracy,” Ms Nkrumah said.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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