In the wake to the electioneering moment, Ghanaians are being educated to cherish the peace they are enjoying. In order to make this peace sustainable, every citizen must eschew political intolerance and embrace national love towards tranquility.
The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified public education on political tolerance as December 7 draws closer.
The NCCE in the last few weeks has extended its education to institutions including banks, police stations, and education directorates in the Kumasi Metropolis.
A team of NCCE officials led by the Deputy Regional Director, Mrs. Akua Zakaria, has been taking education on political tolerance and COVID-19 safety protocols to all and sundry.
In one of their interactions, she stated that the electorate had the right to vote for any political party of their choice and that it was important as citizens to respect each other’s decision to support a particular party.
She said political parties represented ideologies that they sought to govern the nation when given the mandate of the people, hence, joining any of them must not result in enmity between friends and families.
“There is no need for vigilantism and political violence due to differences in political ideologies in our body politics because the contests between the parties are all about improving the lives of the people”, she opined.