Accra, Jan. 7, GNA –
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Tuesday marked the second
anniversary of the National Constitution Day instituted in 2019, to enable
Ghanaians reflect on how far we have come in our democratic practice.
Constitution Day was also instituted to serve as a day for assessment of
challenges facing the nation and plan the way forward towards entrenching
In a statement, the
NCCE said January, 7, this year commemorates the 28th milestone of sustenance
of the 1992 Constitution that has witnessed seven general elections and the
peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected government to
“As we celebrate
this day, the NCCE reiterates that all well-meaning Ghanaians owe it a duty to
live up to our rights and responsibilities as citizens; and strengthen our
resolve to protect our national stability for posterity.
“As Ghana goes into
general election this year, the NCCE is appealing to Ghanaians to uphold the
spirit of tolerance, national unity, peace, cohesion, and patriotism as guiding
values for national development.
“We urge the youth,
particularly political party activists, not to be misguided by some politicians
and be used as vigilantes and instruments of violence. Rather, the youth should
eschew acts of violence before, during, and after the upcoming elections as
their contribution to peaceful elections and nation building,” it said.
The NCCE reminds
Ghanaians that Article 35 (6a) of the Constitution urges citizens to “foster a
spirit of loyalty to Ghana that overrides sectional, ethnic and other
therefore entreats all Ghanaians to act peacefully and guard against the
occurrence of any form of violence to avoid the sort of untold hardships that
some African countries suffer when they experience violent conflicts.