The Bole District Director of the Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Stephen Ebo Koomson, has urged Ghanaians to take civic education seriously and make the 1992 Constitution a working document in their everyday life.
According to him making the constitution an everyday reference document would help Ghanaians to know their rights and responsibilities.
Mr Ebo said this when he and his team paid a courtesy call on the management of Yagbon Radio in Bole on Friday, May, 14, 2021.
According to the director the visit was to enable him to share with the radio station on the celebration of this year’s Constitution Week and to solicit support for the station to help in the propagating the message of the Commission.
He said the 1992 Constitution was not designed for selected people but was meant for every citizen.
This year’s Constitution Week celebration is on the theme: “We are One, Ghana First.”
The Constitution Week was instituted in 2001 to commemorate the country’s return to constitutional rule and had since become one of the flagship programmes of the NCCE.
The week-long celebration, among other things, is aimed at educating Ghanaians on the need to uphold values such as demand for accountability, respect for the rule of law and human rights, and to enhance quality citizenship among the people for effective democratic participation.
The celebration is also used to sensitise the public to the essence of national unity and peaceful coexistence with an overall objective of achieving oneness and patriotism.
“Make the Constitution an everyday document,” he said, urging the media to lead the campaign in getting people to understand the country’s 1992 Constitution by reading it constantly”.
He said during the celebration, the Commission distributed a number of copies of the 1992 Constitution and organised durbars for groups of people all aimed at helping the public to understand the Constitution.
He has, therefore, urged Ghanaians to use every means necessary to defend and protect the country’s 1992 Constitution by reading the Constitution constantly.
The Editor of Yagbon Radio, Mr Chipo Kwaku lauded the Director and his team for working so hard to discharge their constitutional mandated duties of the Commission after a copy of the 1992 Constitution was handed over to the station to assist journalists at the station in their educational campaign on the need for every Ghanaian to read the Constitution on daily basis.