The Deputy Chairman in charge of Operations at National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah has warned students in our senior high schools to stay away from the gay and lesbianism campaigns that have been embarked upon by a section of the population.
According to him, the laws of Ghana do not give any right to anybody to have unnatural carnal knowledge and that it is unlawful for any student to say that she or he is lesbian or gay
The Deputy Chairman in charge of Operation at National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) said this during the seventh Civic Festival (CIVICFEST) organised by his outfit for Aburi Girls’ Senior High School (SHS) civic education club.
The festival was on the theme “30 years of constitutional democracy: Building National Cohesion through Civic Education and Participation in Local Governance’ – the role of the youth”
It was well attended by Mamfe Methodist Girls’ SHS, Pope John SHS, Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC) – Legon, Adonten Senior High School and Aburi Presbyterian Senior Technical High School.
Students of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School treated the gathering to exciting poetry recital, modelling and dance performance among other activities.
Touching on the essence of the festival, Mr. Akuamoah said NCCE wanted to highlight the achievement of the 1992 constitution and why the constitution must be respected, adhered to and protected against any abuse and violation.
He indicated that the 30 years is Ghana’s first time of running the constitution without being interrupted by the military and, therefore, charged students in the country to cherish, preserve and sustain the 1992 constitution.
The NCCE boss expressed grave concern over the low coverage of the upcoming district level elections and used the opportunity to encourage public participation in the district level elections.
He called on all Ghanaians to watch out for the threat to the democratic arrangement by the violent extremist groups operating in the Sahel region.
He further entreated Ghanaians to have a second look at issues of corruption adding that there is a need for constitutional reforms in an effort to make corruption unattractive.
On his part, the Akuapim South Municipality Director of NCCE, Mr. Alex Owusu Akyaw, charged the students to learn and take the constitution seriously whilst they learn hard to help contribute towards the society and the nation.
Touching on the establishment of the club, Mr. Akyaw said the Aburi Girls’ Senior High School Civic Festival was formed in 2015 to foster unity among the students, so that they can live in harmony with others, which promotes national cohesion.
He continued that the civic education club isalso to provide an avenue for students to have interactive time with prominent personalities whose contributions to Ghana’s development have been significant.
According to him, the National Commission for Civic Education’s constitutional mandate is to create and sustain the awareness of the principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, which forms one of the flagship programs of the Commission.
The Eastern Regional NCCE Director, Madam Ophelia Ankrah advised the students to discipline themselves and perform their duties diligently to contribute towards nation building.
Highlighting the three core values of the NCCE, which include Integrity, Presence and Independence, reiterated on the need for a disciplined citizenry exhibiting values of good governance as the best way to sustain Ghana’s democratic gains.
A form Two student and a member of the club, Nana Akua Nyamaa, urged the rest of the students to join the Civic club to help them know their rights and responsibilities and thanked the NCCE for the formation of the club in the school.