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Ghana at 62: ‘Let’s appreciate our peace and unity’ – NCCE

The National Commission on Civic Education [NCCE] has called on Ghanaians to be appreciative of the progress made in sustaining peace and unity across the country since independence.

According to the NCCE, 62 years of independence is a rather great achievement and it is important for citizens to appreciate the progress the country has made.

In a press release signed by the Chairperson of the Commission, Madam Josephine Nkrumah, the theme for the country’s 62nd Independence Day celebration – ‘Celebrating Peace and Unity’ – is particularly relevant in this time where the country has experienced some security threats with the emergence of political militia groups.

“Celebrating Peace and Unity’, our 62nd anniversary theme could not be more timely. At a time   when Ghana continues to witness rampant security threats with the existence of political party   militias, the theme reinforces the need for Ghanaians to appreciate our enviable peace and  stability.”

“For the first time our independence dayis being celebrated out of the country’s capital,  Accra and will be observed in Tamale in the Northern Region. The historic peace in Dagbon after  many years of conflict goes to emphasize the need for regional peace and stability as a necessary   pillar for national development and further consolidates our growing democracy. Citizens within  other regions of the country must therefore seek to promote peace and cohesion.”

The NCCE also noted that the peaceful installation of the new Yaa-Na of Dagbon Abukari Mahama also emphasizes the need for peace and stability as national development thrives in such environments.

Below is the full statement from the NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, wishes all citizens of Ghana a happy  Independence Day Anniversary. Ghana’s 62nd Anniversary is a significant milestone and the  Commission calls on Ghanaians to celebrate the birth of Mother Ghana and her total liberation  from colonial rule.

Sixty-two (62) years of Independence is a great achievement and it is important for citizens to appreciate how far our nation, Ghana, has journeyed. It therefore behoves all  citizens to reflect on the relevance of the day and what it represents in our national life.

The NCCE on Independence Day urges all citizens to reclaim and uphold the Ghanaian values and identity that best define us as a  people. The values of peace, unity, tolerance, honesty amongst others. Ghana has always been seen as a peace loving country. The values of peace and unity are values our forefathers lived to make Ghana a better and peaceful place for future generations. As a country let’s begin to revive and restore these values as we celebrate 62 years of independence and beyond.

Celebrating Peace and Unity’, our 62nd anniversary theme could not be more timely. At a time   when Ghana continues to witness rampant security threats with the existence of political party   militias, the theme reinforces the need for Ghanaians to appreciate our enviable peace and  stability.”

“For the first time our independence dayis being celebrated out of the country’s capital,  Accra and will be observed in Tamale in the Northern Region. The historic peace in Dagbon after  many years of conflict goes to emphasize the need for regional peace and stability as a necessary   pillar for national development and further consolidates our growing democracy. Citizens within  other regions of the country must therefore seek to promote peace and cohesion.

The NCCE reminds Ghanaians to preach the values of peace and unity in our homes especially to  the youth of this country. In unity, peace and development, we would stand great and strong  amongst nations. The citizenry including political parties, political actors, religious fraternity,  security services, Civil Society Organisations, trade unions and the media must redirect their  actions and  energies into projecting peace and unity on their platforms. This will promote  peaceful coexistence among citizens for a great Ghana.
The power of oneness promotes national stability, tolerance and cohesion. Happy 62nd Independence Anniversary to the people of Ghana.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

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