By Prince Acquah, GNA
Koforidua, Oct 31, GNA - Aburi Girls Senior High School (ABUGISS) has joined the civil society campaign to dial down political tension as it organizes a civic education festival to aid the youth to reject violence.
“The role of the youth in enhancing peaceful elections in Ghana” was the theme chosen for the event.
On hand to open the festival was the Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mrs. Josephine Nkrumah, who urged the young people not to be part of any evil agenda to cause confusion.
They should not do the politician’s bidding but focus on working hard to live their dream.
“Your future is in your hands, you must avoid making any mistakes that would destroy your lives.”
Mrs. Nkrumah reminded them that they had critical role to play to keep the nation calm, united and peaceful.
They should talk everybody out of intolerance, reckless conduct and violence in their communities.
Mr. Alex Sackey, the Eastern Regional NCCE Director, said the Commission was determined to do everything to empower the youth to show responsibility - conduct themselves well.
He used the occasion to appeal to the churches and the mosques to preach peace.
Students from three other senior high schools Adisadel College, Pope John and Presbyterian Boys participated in the festival.
It provided the opportunity for them to interact and ask questions about the election.