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Politics of Thursday, 26 February 2009

Source: GNA

NCCE lauds development of Ghana's democracy

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA - Mr. Larry Bimi, Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education on Thursday noted the commission's commitment to ensuring that Ghana became the cradle of constitutional democracy in Africa.

"This is the more reason we have to take the study and practice of the constitution seriously. I am therefore happy that government has adopted the constitution as one of its flagship programmes." Mr. Bimi said this at the first National Organizing Committee (NOC) meeting entrusted with the responsibility of the 2009 Constitution Week Celebration.

The week slated for April 28 to May 4, would be celebrated on the theme: "Beyond Elections: Citizens' Participation and Governments' Accountability" with series of lectures on selected topics aside nationwide activities.

Mr. Bimi noted that deepening constitutional affairs and democracy in particular called for effective and responsible citizen participation. Proposed topics for discussion include: Literacy and Level of Participation in Governance, National Identity and Changing Cultural values, The Citizens and His Member of Parliament and Citizen Participation Through parliament.