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Politics of Friday, 31 May 2013

Source: GNA

Let's strengthen our democratic pillars – NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Wednesday stated that Ghana needs the contribution of every citizen to strengthen the tenets of democratic governance.

The NCCE said: “It doesn’t matter the age, size or sex of a citizen - we are all involved in building our motherland”.

The NCCE in a civic report for citizenship day celebrations entitled: “Everyone Counts,” which was made available to the Ghana News Agency, said.

It said, for the nation to develop politically, economically, socially, scientifically and build an industrious country, it is important that every citizen (including children) perform their duties.

The report said people in government, parents, teachers and other workers were doing their part to make children enjoy good education, hence the need for children to do their part.

It said the NCCE intends to use the platform created, as part of the Constitution Week celebration, to inculcate in children the need to fulfill their duties by doing some work at home, going to school always, keeping surroundings clean and respecting authority and rules.

The NCCE through its mentorship and role model concept is also creating a platform for engagement with children to advise their colleagues to desist from bad habits such as stealing and destruction of properties.

The report said school children were expected to study very hard and behave well so that they would become great women and men in the future, and do many good things for Ghana.

Citizenship Day was introduced into the activities of the Commission in 2012, and it targets students in basic schools across the country as part of the rebranding being undertaken by the Commission.