The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has said that it is in the process of engaging political activists ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The Deputy Chairperson of the NCCE, Kathleen Addy, in an interview with Samuel Eshun on the Happy Morning Show explained that their efforts are directed at curbing electoral violence going into the elections.
“We are embarking on political activists engagements. This is where we meet with the young people who because of exuberance sometimes allow themselves to be in a position where they are undertaking violence activities and being disruptive during the election period.
We have identified several hotspots within the country. We have about sixty (60) of them. Forty (40) of them are existing hotspots that have been there from the last election. In these hotspots, we do extra programming within young people in those areas to identify plans that are being made to disrupt the elections or bring violence which will be curtailed at that stage. These are programmes we run every year so this year, that is what we are doing”, she said.
She shared that the NCCE, together with other organizations such as the security agencies, political parties, traditional leaders and religious leaders continue to engage stakeholders of the elections at the regional level.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah
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