As part of measures to ensure peace during, before and after the 2020 general election, the Ada West District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, has held an Inter-Party Dialogue Committee, IPDC, meeting to promote peace and ensure stability in the District.
The IPDC meeting was aimed at providing strategies that would help achieve free, fair and peaceful elections within the Sege Constituency.
Addressing participants, the Ada West District Police Commander and the Chairman of the IPDC, District Superintendent of Police, DSP George Aboagye, reiterated the need to ensure peace before during, and after the elections and also to have a violence-free elections in District.
He noted that election is about expressing views and electing leaders by the citizenry and sharing of ideas and urged political leaders in the District to educate their supporters on the need to protect and maintain the existing peace prevailing in the Ada West District through their actions and inactions since they listen to their leaders more especially the youth.
According to DSP George Aboagye, the committee’s goal is to promote peace among natives to ensure peace is maintained in the area.
In his welcome address, the District Director of the Ada West NCCE, Philemon Boni, said the committee’s role is to be a pillar to mediate for peace to reign between the political parties and solve anything that will trigger conflict in the District.
He added that it’s the civic right of every Ghanaian to protect the peace and democracy we are enjoying in the country.
Commenting on the Parliamentary debate organised by the Commission across the Districts in the country, Mr. Boni said the Ada West District of the NCCE is ready to organize the debate between the three Parliamentary candidates contesting to give them the platform for the electorates to have access and evaluate the aspirants in order to make informed choices in the December polls.
The Ada West District Electoral Officer, Stephen Oppong, reiterated that the EC will maintain its balance and will not create a situation where some groups would feel the commission is favouring one group at the expense of the other.
Present at the meeting were representatives from the Bureau of National Investigations, Ghana Police Service, People Living With Disability, Electoral Commission, Women group, District Assembly, Local Council of Churches, Muslim Community, National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, Convention People’s Party and Ghana Union Movement among others.