NCCE advises kingmakers to stand up for the truth
Mr. Peter Kwabena Gyasi, Bono’s deputy regional director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), advised kingmakers to stand up for the truth and ensure that legitimate candidates are recruited to fill the vacancies .
This, he said, would go a long way in controlling conflicts and chiefdom clashes, which threatened community peace and social cohesion.
Speaking at an inter-party dialogue held in Banda-Ahenkro, Gyasi noted that chieftaincy conflicts remain a major cause of violence that has stunted progress in many communities in the region.
NCCE, in collaboration with National Security, organized the engagement, which was attended by traditional leaders, assembly members, youth and women’s groups, on the theme: “National cohesion and inclusive participation in governance. “.
Mr Gyasi called on kingmakers to be transparent in all nomination processes and transactions, saying that with a high level of transparency and unnecessary suspicion that sparked conflict and escalated into violence could easily be avoided.
He advised young people to be vigilant and not to be used as tools to stir up trouble and provoke violence, and begged them to channel their exuberance into productive activities that would improve their lives.
Mr. Gyasi highlighted the effects on multiple land sales and advised traditional leaders and individual landowners engaged in the practice to stop the practice.
The consequences of the violence, he explained, remained enormous and advised supporters of different political parties in Banda district to tolerate and live in unity with each other.
Warrant Officer Rank One (WOI) Adjei Darkwah (Retired), a National Security official, advised young people to beware of politicians, who could lure them into political party self-defense and ruin their futures.
He said self-defense was banned, saying anyone involved in self-defense would be prosecuted.
Nana Doayah Kumah, the interim Kurontihene of the traditional Banda area, called on the government to tackle rising youth unemployment, which threatened peace and national stability.