BY: Bubune Bernice Mizpah | voltaonlinegh.com |
As part of efforts to make the 2020 general election free, fair and peaceful, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has inaugurated an Inter Party Dialogue Committee (IPDC) for the Ketu North municipality in the Volta region
The Committee was inaugurated to ensure that, stakeholders work hand in hand to achieve a Free, Fair and Violence Free Election in the Municipality.
Representatives from the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), Political Parties, Security Agencies, the NCCE, Religious and Traditional Leaders, CODEO Civic Educators, Civil Society Organization (CSOs), Trade Associations, Persons with Disability (PWDs) and the Media constituted a 15-member Committee to stir its affairs.
Mr. Prosper Kofi Afealete, the Ketu North Municipal Director of NCCE noted that, 2020 General Election must be peaceful with no attacks and insults from Political parties’ activists and their respective followers.
According to him, the IPDC is to promote peace and resolve conflict and prevent violence in the general election so that Ghana can continue to progress adding that “the future of Ghana lies more than ever in our Hands now and days ahead”
Rev Felix Ernest Dodor of A.M.E Zion Church, Penyi, Chairperson elected for the Committee, charged all and sundry to promote peace before, during and after the Election.
The Ketu North District Police Commander, DSP Christian Dogbatse said, it is the duty of the Police to maintain law and order which includes security during elections and assures that, his command will make sure no violence is recorded in Ketu North.
He further disclosed that the Police Service has identified about 30 flashpoints in the Municipality and will do everything possible to deploy Officers to man all as well as all Polling Centres in the Municipality.
Meanwhile all participants and various Political Parties present resolved to support the NCCE in its activities of Education and organization of Parliamentary Debate in a fortnight.