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COVID-19: US To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Non-US Citizens And Non-Immigrant Visitors

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The United States is strengthening restrictions for all inbound travellers, including US citizens who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said Monday.

Starting from Nov. 8, all non-US citizens and non-immigrant visitors from outside of the country will be required to provide proof of vaccination before heading for the US, according to a proclamation signed by President Joe Biden.

Those fully vaccinated, regardless of their citizenship, will continue to be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken less than three days prior to their departure for the US.

US citizens and legal residents who are not fully vaccinated will still be allowed to enter the country, but they will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test that was taken less than one day prior to their departure for the US.

The White House said the move is aimed at protecting the US population from COVID-19, as well as curbing the spread of the potentially deadly new coronavirus.

“It is the policy of my administration to implement science-based public health measures, across all areas of the Federal Government, to prevent further introduction, transmission, and spread of COVID-19 into and throughout the United States, including from international air travellers,” said the proclamation released by the White House.

Still, the move also comes amid US government efforts to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

The US’ full vaccination rate is said to be standing at just above 56 per cent, despite breaching the 50 per cent threshold months ago.

Many believe as much as 40 per cent of the total US population are still hesitant to get vaccinated, if not flatly refusing to do so, for many reasons, including political and religious beliefs. (Yonhap)

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Sudan’s PM Hamdok Under House Arrest, Ministers Detained

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Military forces in Sudan have put Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok under house arrest and arrested several members of the country’s civilian leadership, according to Al-Hadath TV.

The Dubai-based broadcaster said the arrests took place before dawn on Monday.

Citing unidentified sources, Al Hadath said those taken into custody include Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information Minister Hamza Baloul, and media adviser to the prime minister, Faisal Mohammed Saleh.

The spokesman for Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, and the governor of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Ayman Khalid, were also arrested.

The Associated Press said Sudanese officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to the news agency confirmed the arrests.

Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the toppling of the country’s long time leader Omar al-Bashir.

Al-Bashir was toppled after months of street protests in 2019, and a political transition agreed after his removal was meant to lead to elections by the end of 2023.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan, reporting from Khartoum, said “telecommunications access has been restricted” in the country “so it’s very hard to communicate with people here”.

“The military has also blocked all roads and bridges leading into Khartoum city. We’ve seen soldiers blocking access and they are telling us these are the orders they got. They are saying access to Khartoum city is to be restricted, and this is raising concern because that’s where the government institutions are, that’s where the presidential palace and the prime minister’s offices are located.”

There was no immediate comment from the military, while Sudanese television broadcasted patriotic songs. Al Hadath said Abel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Sudan sovereign council, was expected to make a statement on Monday’s developments.

The Sudanese Professional’s Association, the country’s main pro-democratic political group, meanwhile called the military’s moves an apparent military coup and called on the public to take to the streets.

“We urge the masses to go out on the streets and occupy them, close all roads with barricades, stage a general labour strike, and not to cooperate with the putschists and use civil disobedience to confront them,” the group said in a statement.

Last week, tens of thousands of Sudanese marched in several cities to back the full transfer of power to civilians, and to counter a rival days-long sit-in outside the presidential palace in Khartoum demanding a return to “military rule”.

Hamdok has previously described the splits in the transitional government as the “worst and most dangerous crisis” facing the transition.

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Medikal, Shatta Wale And Accomplices Granted Bail

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Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court.

He was granted a self-recognisance bail in the sum of GHc100,000.

The court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh also granted bail to Ghanaian hip-hop musician Samuel Adu Frimpong, aka Medikal, who is facing the court for allegedly displaying his Ruger 9mm pistol in a video he posted on social media.

Medikal was granted bail in the sum of GHc100,000 with one surety.

Shatta Wale’s accomplices, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope, Eric Venator, aka Gangee and Iddriss Yussif have also been granted bail in the sum of 100,000 each with one common surety who must be a public officer.

They are to re-appear before the court on November 9, 2021.

Shatta Wale is facing charges of publication of false news while his accomplices are facing the court for abetment.

Source: Graphic Online

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Zimbabwean Author Tsitsi Dangarembga Wins German Peace Prize

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Zimbabwean author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga was honored with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Dangarembga is “a widely audible voice of Africa in contemporary literature,” the jury said in its statement.

The 62-year-old was honored for her artistic work, but also for her political commitment. She has been fighting for freedom and against corruption for years and has to answer for this in court.

In her acceptance speech, she called for overcoming old hierarchical thought patterns, also with the help of language.

“The solution is to undo the racialize and other hierarchical modes of thinking based on demographics such as gender, sex, religion, nationality and class. And any other that were and continue to be the building blocks of empire throughout history and throughout the world,” she said.

In her trilogy of novels, Tsitsi Dangarembga uses the example of an adolescent woman to describe the struggle for the right to a decent life and female self-determination in Zimbabwe. Her debut novel, “Nervous Conditions,” published in 1988, was included by the BBC in 2018 in its list of the 100 most important books that have shaped the world.

The 1993 film “Neria,” for which she wrote the story, is one of the most popular films in Zimbabwe.

Her new novel “This Mournable Body” was nominated for the shortlist of the Booker Prize in 2020. In addition to her work as an author and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga has been active for many years in promoting freedom and women’s rights and political change in Zimbabwe.

The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, which has been awarded since 1950, is one of Germany’s most important awards, worth 25,000 euros. With it, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association honors a personality who has contributed to the realization of the idea of peace.

Source: africanews.com

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The Office Of The President Is Not For Kids And Not For Jest

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God has blessed us with stability and continuity to be fair in judgement and comparing political parties and it’s leadership styles.

“We have seen some”, but the way this one throws his weight about, turns his designer walking stick about, raises his shoulders and laugh out loud with his personalised seat being carried around, i know we haven’t seen anything yet. there is more to come.

There is something funny about this 8 year cycle, you never see it come.

His excellency Jerry John Rawlings did everything humanly possible to ensure Prof Mills succeeds him, but heavens said no.

President Kuffour also made it clear that he needed a good person to succeed him, so he had personal interest. Fortunately, He got a very good person to succeed him, but certainly not the one he was looking for. He got Prof Mills.

President Mahama took over from Prof Mills after almost 4 years, and worked even harder to have a second term for himself and a third term for the NDC and surprisingly, heavens said no. The eight years cycle was up.

For some funny reasons, and the arrogant comments of the NPP, they seem to be ringing the bell a little early, and relying on their forces and plan B for their succession plan.

If they were able to deploy security at a late hour, and overturned the will of the people, then an earlier deployment can do the magic for them in 2024, so performance and respect doesn’t matter. Anyway that will be a discussion for another day.

What is the use of a president you can not critique, complain, agitate, or speak your mind for fear of being killed, attacked or insulted in the name of JEST.

If you call on your president to ….

fix the nation !!! You will get a negative responds of …
*Fix yourself*
*Fix Your attitude*
*Fix your mindset*

Call on him to complete school block, he says …
*If you are tired, go and complete it yourself*

The youth cry out, we are not lazy, we want jobs, we want to work!!! He says ….
*We have no jobs for you at the public sector, aspire to be an entrepreneur after school*

Hmm I feel the pain of right thinking people who took his promises seriously, and some nerves and impudence he got now, with his taste for an Arabian king lifestyle is what strikes my anger. We can’t sit and fold our arms.

Let the like minds gather !!!
Let the angry men meet !!!
Let those who believe enough is enough rise now and be counted !!!

The blind man is threatening us with stones, he must be stepping on one. We must move him to the plains, since failed people don’t understand fairness, especially in elections *BEWARE* !!!

We have a very disrespectful president with ego. He believes in nothing, apart from his brothers and nephews. He respects only his village chief and to some extent, another.

The rest can go to hell.

For me, I am only counting days and months, because a pride comes before a fall. I have seen the pride, and the next is just a matter of time.

This is the political party that knelt on stage, and begged for votes. Today they feel its a privilege to have them and not the other way round.

For the dumb who believe that irresponsibility is just a *JEST*, I live you with the solemn words of the presidential oath of office and I hope it finds you well, and reminds you of the responsibilities of that office.

I _______________ having been elected to the high office of President of the Republic of Ghana do (in the name of the Almighty God swear) (solemnly affirm) that I will be faithful and true to the Republic of Ghana; that I will at all times preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana; and that I dedicate myself to the service and well-being of the people of the Republic of Ghana and to do right to all manner of persons.

I further (solemnly swear) (solemnly affirm) that should I at any time break this oath of office; I shall submit myself to the laws of the Republic of Ghana and suffer the penalty for it. (So help me God)”

This oath is not for kids, but for the matured and prepared, I hope he Wakes up to its responsibilities !!! I still pray for Better days ahead.

Kun fa Yakun

BY: GODWIN AKO GUNN

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Promote Peace And National Cohesion – Ningo-Prampram NCCE Urges Ghanaians

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Ghanaians have been encouraged to work towards creating an atmosphere that breed tolerance, peace, national unity and cohesion in order to ensure that the commitment to develop the country yielded positive results.

They have also been entreated to play their roles in promoting unity and national cohesion in the country to achieve accelerated and sustainable development in Ghana.

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, Madam Josephine Nkrumah made this assertion at the Inter-Party Dialogue Committee meeting organised by the Ningo-Prampram District office of the NCCE in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

The meeting which was on the theme; “Empowering Ghanaians To Stand For National Cohesion” was to educate the citizenry on national cohesion and inclusive participation.

The meeting brought together members of the various political parties, Traditional leaders Assembly members and the Electoral Commission.

Madam Nkrumah noted that political, religious intolerance and ethnocentrism has become a major setback to the country’s collective development especially in recent times and there is the need to imbibe in Ghanaians values that fostered peace and unity.

“We know that every time we come out of an election, there is a deepening sense of party lines-division, we are also aware of the secessionists movement that is growing in some of the regions of Ghana and so it is as a result of some of these things that have become a threat to our democracy that we intend to promote, foster peace and national cohesion,” she said.

She entreated Ghanaians to resonate the spirit of oneness, patriotism and nationalism to accelerate development and entrench the democratic credentials of the country.

“One of the dividends of democracy is development but there can be no development without peace, even if you have all the natural resources in the world and so, we want Ghanaians to appreciate that oneness, togetherness and unity as values that will drive us forward,” she reiterated.

Touching on violence extremism, Madam Nkrumah stated that recent happenings involving secessionist movements and their activities and violence extremists within West Africa sub region should be concern to all Ghanaians.

She reiterated the Commission’s commitment to carrying out its civic education to rally Ghanaians towards promoting peace and national cohesion for collective development.

The Greater Accra regional Director of the NCCE, Mrs. Lucille Hewlett-Annan, urged Ghanaians especially politicians to be mindful of their utterances which has potential to create disunity and confusion.

She said the expression of ideas and opinions must ensure decency is supreme in the selection of words in a polarized political system.

Mrs. Hewlett-Annan cautioned that such negative utterances posed a threat to the peace, unity, stability, cohesion and harmony prevailing in the country.

Commenting on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, she noted that Ghana is a unitary state and the 1992 constitution is the supreme law of the land which enjoins Ghanaians to live in unity and peacefully with one another to achieve national development.

Mrs. Hewlett-Annan encouraged participants to always practice patriotism and nationalism saying is important elements for the safeguarding of our national cohesion and stability.

She noted that to achieve national cohesion, participants have to preserve, protect and defend the lives, interests, territories and possessions of citizens adding that; our national values for justice, equality, inclusion, tolerance, fundamental human rights and freedoms as stipulated by the 1992 constitution, eschew all forms of discrimination.

Mrs. Hewlett-Annan emphasized the need to observe the procedures as contained in the Public Order Act 491 to create essential opportunities for promoting mutual understanding.

On his part the Ningo-Prampram District Director of the NCCE, Oppong Mensah noted that recently, there has been some emerging security challenges in the country that has threated national and human security, hence the NCCE’s public education was a public tool to remind the citizenry of the essence of peace and unity.

He urged Ghanaians to take interest in nation building, cohesion and peaceful coexistence adding that when there is no national cohesion there is no peace and there is no development and progress in the country.

Participants of the IPDC meeting were given the chance to ask questions and make suggestions that will help the committee achieve its mandate.
They also pledged to create an atmosphere that bred tolerance, peace, national unity and cohesion.

By: Paul Mamattah

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Israel To Build 1,300 New West Bank Settler Homes

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Israel has announced plans to build more residences for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, drawing immediate condemnation from Palestinians, peace activists and neighbouring Jordan.

The announcement on Sunday from the Ministry of Construction and Housing in right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government said tenders had been published for 1,355 homes in the West Bank, which was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Those new homes add to the more than 2,000 residences that defence sources said in August would be authorised for West Bank settlers.

Housing Minister Zeev Elkin, a member of the right-wing New Hope party, said in a statement “strengthening Jewish presence [in the West Bank] was essential to the Zionist vision”.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting, called on other nations – especially the United States – to “confront” Israel over the “aggression” that settlement construction poses for the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will be keenly watching for a response from US President Joe Biden’s administration, which has said it opposes unilateral Israeli settlement construction as an obstacle to a two-state solution to the conflict.

On Friday, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US was “concerned” about the housing plans. He called on Israel and the Palestinians to “refrain from unilateral steps that exacerbate tension and undercut efforts to advance a negotiated two-state solution”.

About 475,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the West Bank, which are considered illegal under international law, on land Palestinians claim as part of their future state.

‘Wake up’

Jordan condemned the announcement as “a violation of international law”.

Jordanian foreign ministry spokesman Haitham Abu al-Ful blasted settlement construction and general “confiscation” of Palestinian land as “illegitimate”.

Anti-occupation group Peace Now said Sunday’s announcement proved that Bennett’s ideologically diverse coalition, which replaced former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pro-settlement government in June, was not “a government of change”.

“This government clearly continues Netanyahu’s policy of de facto annexation,” Peace Now said, calling on Bennett’s left-wing governing partners, the Labor and Meretz parties, to “wake up and demand the wild building in settlements cease immediately”.

Moshe Hellinger, a political scientist at Bar Ilan University, told AFP news agency the right-wing factions in Bennett’s eight-party coalition “need to show their voters that they are defending their interests despite being in a coalition with the left”.

Preserving the coalition, which also includes an Islamist party, will require all sides to “swallow snakes”, he said.

Bennett, the former head of a settler lobby group, opposes Palestinian statehood.

He has ruled out formal peace talks with the PA during his tenure, saying he prefers to focus on economic improvements.

Settlement expansion

Shortly after the settlement announcement, the defence ministry said it was issuing an additional 9,000 permits for Palestinians in the West Bank to work in the Israeli construction industry. On top of those, the goal is to add another 6,000 permits “shortly”, it said.

About 120,000 Palestinians currently have permits to work either in Israel or in settlements, generally earning far higher wages than equivalent work would pay in the occupied West Bank.

The new settlement homes are to be built in seven settlements, according to the statement from the housing ministry.

Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and annexed East Jerusalem has continued under every Israeli government since 1967.

However, construction accelerated in the last few years under Netanyahu, with a significant boom during former President Donald Trump’s US administration, which Palestinians accused of egregious pro-Israel bias.

 

 

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Man Utd Thrashed As Liverpool Hit Five At Old Trafford

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Liverpool humiliated Manchester United and their under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they handed out a thrashing in front of a stunned Old Trafford.

On a day of acute embarrassment for United and Solskjaer, 10 years and one day since they lost 6-1 at home to Manchester City, Liverpool emphasised the vast gulf between the sides in brutal fashion.

Mohamed Salah was predictably their main tormentor as the Egypt forward claimed a hat-trick, the first of which meant he had scored for the 10th successive game.

Solskjaer cut a dejected figure as he and his players faced the full fury of their own fans, especially at half time, after an insipid and disorganised performance.

The worrying signs were there for United after five minutes as Liverpool sliced them open when Salah set Naby Keita through to score at the Stretford End.

Diogo Jota then slid in at the back post unmarked to add a second from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery eight minutes later.

Liverpool were tearing United apart and the irresistible Salah got his first when he thumped the ball into the roof of the net from Keita’s cross then beat David de Gea with a low effort to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a four-goal half-time lead.

Many Manchester United fans left at the break and Solskjaer’s response was to send Paul Pogba on for Mason Greenwood, but on a day when nothing went right for United even that mainly cosmetic move backfired horribly.

Salah raced on to Jordan Henderson’s superb pass to complete his treble five minutes after the break then Pogba was sent off for a reckless lunge at Keita that saw Liverpool’s midfielder taken off on a stretcher.

The rest was a formality as Liverpool cruised to victory in front of thousands of empty red seats deserted by the home supporters.

Liverpool back to their ruthless best

Liverpool were always going to come back stronger from the suffering of last season, when injuries and the worst run of home form in the club’s history saw them drawn into a dogfight for a place in the Champions League.

They rallied superbly to finish third and carried that good form into this new campaign, with an ominous composure about Klopp’s side from the first day.

With Virgil van Dijk back in defence and Salah playing at a level that suggests he is the world’s best player, they are a ruthless machine and how United felt that power.

Bruno Fernandes actually missed a very good chance to put United ahead before Keita opened the scoring but once Liverpool got ahead, Solskjaer’s side had no answer.

With Salah as the main weapon, they cut through United at will, reducing both their players and the crowd to nervous agitation every time they went forward.

Salah is in the form of his life and this United defence was an open invitation to him and Liverpool’s range of attacking options.

In the last eight days alone, Liverpool have scored 13 goals in three games on their travels, taking in the 5-0 win at Watford and the 3-2 victory against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

This was Liverpool looking as formidable, confident and dangerous as they did when they won the title in 2019-20. It is shaping up to be a three-horse race along with Chelsea and Manchester City for the title and this was the performance of true thoroughbreds.

The only downside to their day was the injury to Keita, injured in a two-footed challenge by Pogba in what is a cruel blow to the midfielder given he has been showing the best form of his stop-start Liverpool career.

What now for Solskjaer?

Solskjaer was in defiant mood after United came from two goals down to beat Atalanta in the Champions League but there is a frailty and confusion about this team that means they will constantly fall short – and this inevitably puts further pressure on the manager.

There are defeats that carry greater significance than others and the sight of United chasing shadows five goals down while Solskjaer stood helplessly on the touchline being taunted for long periods by joyous Liverpool fans made this one of those days.

Any defeat to Liverpool is painful for United fans. When the defeat is as comprehensive as this one and in front of their own supporters, it is a day that will cut deeply to every part of Old Trafford.

It was a defensive shambles, with poor communication and lack of understanding about what the team is trying to do cruelly exposed by Liverpool. As a result, this game was effectively over within 13 minutes.

Solskjaer has praised the backing of United’s fans and the Stretford End largely stuck with him and the team but there is no disguising the fact there were loud jeers at half time and by the time the final whistle sounded, huge sections of the stadium were deserted.

There was also a lack of discipline in the United performance, Cristiano Ronaldo perhaps fortunate to escape a red card for kicking out at Curtis Jones while he was on the floor then Pogba – presumably sent on to restore some slight semblance of order – getting one for his challenge on Keita.

United have been steadfast in their backing for Solskjaer but the shock waves of this result will have questions being asked more strongly than ever about his position by everyone from the club’s hierarchy to their fans.

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Eto’o Tips Africa To Shine At The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto’o has expressed hope that African team and players would win big at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup which is expected to take place in Qatar between November 21 and December 18, 2022

In an exclusive interview with African news’ Michael Oduor, the Qatar Legacy ambassador said that a team like Cameroon, which will host the CAF 2022 games, stands a better chance of lifting Africa’s top prize.

There isn’t a bad team. I hope that the Cameroonian team will win this Cup (CAF 2022) because we will play at home before our own fans and I hope that we will win this. I know it will not be easy but it is possible.

Africa is proud to have living football icons like Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o, another duo is also in the making, the Liverpool strongmen, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané. Eto’o revealed that Africa has a pool of talents that goes beyond the borders.

We have a chance today as Africans because we have many talented players. It is true that we know players like Sadio Man**é**_ who’ve made a name out there as one of the best African players. But we also have a Nigerian team that has good players featuring in European matches. If you take a look at the Cameroonian team, it is well composed of good players too with players like Aboubakar Vincent._

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off on Monday 21st November 2022. So far, Senegal and Morocco have qualified for the playoffs of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Source: africanews

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Ada West NCCE Urges Ghanaians To Resist Politics Of Conflict

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The Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, in charge of Finance and Administration, Madam Kathleen Addy, has urged Ghanaians to resist politics of conflict as politicians and their followers forge ahead in a common pursuit of peace and love.

She stressed the need for political parties to continuously educate and sensitize their supporters on the importance of peace and tolerance which according to her would go a long way to curb the growing political violence threatening the peace, unity and stability of the country.

Madam Kathleen Addy said this at an Inter-Party Dialogue Committee meeting, IPDC, organised by the Ada West District office of the NCCE in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security at Sege in the Greater Accra region.

The meeting is aimed at reigniting dialogue among political parties and other stakeholders on the collective responsibility of ensuring peaceful co-existence as a cornerstone of nation building.

Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, in charge of Finance and Administration, Madam Kathleen Addy encouraged politicians to avoid utterances likely to trigger conflicts while making character and development assessment key factors.

She expressed concern over the animosity, intolerance and insults which had characterized the political landscape, saying it is time for the citizenry adopted political tolerance.

“Let us embrace peace with all seriousness, for without peace the needed social amenities to help better our lot cannot be executed, let us see ourselves as one people with a common destiny to develop and we should not allow partisan politics divide us,” She added.

Madam Kathleen Addy also cautioned Ghanaians against the use of social media including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter among others for insults. This she noted can cause conflict and one can be held reliable for such an offence as it is a criminal act.

She asked social media users to refrain from recording hate speeches, insults and fake news, post them on the social media only to create confusion, feud among parties, insecurity in peaceful communities and unnecessary attacks on innocent persons.

According to Madam Kathleen Addy, if people who use the social media will consider the judicious use of the internet, there would be total peace and development adding that, social media can be used to acquire knowledge and skills in certain professions and making money out of it.

On her part, the Greater Accra regional Director of the NCCE, Mrs. Lucille Hewlett-Annan, underscored the importance for the Ghanaians to do away with the activities of vigilantism and their notorious activities in the society.

“Vigilantism is when some groups of people are put together to intimidate others especially people from the opposite political party”

“If you form a vigilante group and you are caught, you will spend a closer to 10 or 15 years in jail. If you also join since you didn’t form it or you sponsor them. The vigilante law is like an octopus, wherever, you pass, it will arrest you.” She added.

She urged participants to eschew secessionists’ movements and their related consequences and rather embrace national cohesion and inclusive participation in governance.

Mrs. Hewlett-Annan, stated that to achieve national cohesion, participants need to preserve, protect and defend the lives, interests, territories and possessions of citizens, adding that; our national values for justice, equality, inclusion, tolerance, fundamental human rights and freedoms as stipulated by the 1992 constitution, eschew all forms of discrimination.

The Ada west District Director of the NCCE, Philemon Boni, stated that some parts of the country have experienced secessionist activities and has threaten the peace of the country.

He admonished Ghanaians to stay away from acts of violence which had the tendency to disrupt the peace and unity of the country and the Police administration would not spare anyone who would foment trouble.

By: Paul Mamattah

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