Mr Issaka Zitor, Savannah Regional Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on the security services not to relent in their efforts to protect the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land.
He said upholding the tenets and safeguarding the Constitution was a legitimate responsibility of the security personnel, therefore they must discharge it effectively and at all times without fear or favour for peace and security of the nation.
Mr Zitor, speaking to personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service in Bole on May, 6, 2021, as part of the Constitution Week Celebration described the Constitution as a living document and therefore the support of all was needed to ensure that it “breathes and functions effectively.”
“It is important for us to live the constitution, defend it at all times against all forms of violation and abuse and be patriotic in our endeavours to promote national unity and cohesion,” he said.
The Director encouraged the citizens to read the Constitution to enable them understand the principles and objectives stipulated in it to empower them to support the nation building process.
Mr Zitor, said under the campaign dubbed: “unity and national cohesion,the role of the security” his outfit was embarking on a vigorous citizens’ engagement and awareness creation about the need for all and sundry to be abreast with the constitution and called for support from all.
Mr. Zitor said the security service must place themselves in a position that they can deliver on their mandate of keeping the peace, protecting life and property.
“We must guard against any activity of political actors that threaten our national cohesion,” he said, stressing that development could only take place in an atmosphere of peace, therefore any form of violence would destroy the gains made and reverse the country’s progress clock.
The Regional Director was in the company with the Bole District Director of NCCE, Mr Ebo Koomson and his staff during the time of engagement with the personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service.
The Assistant Superintendent of Immigration Mr. Kenneth Asante Armah, thanked the NCCE for its commitment to sustaining Ghana’s democracy and pledged its total allegiance and support to the Commission in the promotion of unity and national cohesion in the country.
The Constitution Week is observed from April 28 to May 04, annually.
The NCCE has been celebrating the Week since 2001. The people of Ghana overwhelmingly adopted the constitution as the fundamental law of the land on April 28, 1992 through a referendum.
The Week-long celebration is one of the flagship programmes of the Commission instituted to commemorate the country’s return to constitutional democratic rule after many years of military adventurism in governance.
The main theme for this year’s celebration is ” We are one people, Ghana First”, with a sub- theme as” unity and national cohesion, the role of the security”.