May 25, 2013 at 10:53am
NCCE Takes Up Challenge To Prepare Minds Of Ghanaians For Outcome Of Supreme Court Ruling
The National Commission for Civic Education has taken up the challenge to educate the public to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court ruling.
The Commission says it is in consultation with the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre to draw up the modalities for the public education.
Its Director of Education, Samuel Akuamoah Boateng said the Commission will intensify public education on good citizenship and narrow down on what the outcome of the election petition will be.
He was speaking in reaction to calls by a senior citizen, Dr. Edward Mahama for the NCCE to educate the public to prepare for the outcome of the elections petition ruling.
Meanwhile, a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, Dr. Michael Kpessah-Whyte has joined calls for the NCCE and other Civil Society Organisations to educate Ghanaians to prepare their minds for whichever way the outcome of the election petition challenge may swing.
He said with the Supreme Court being the final arbiter of election disputes, Ghanaians must accept the outcome of the court's verdict.
Dr. Kpessah-Whyte who was speaking to Radio Ghana in Accra said the live telecast has diminished the possibility of any conflict.
His comments come after a Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Kwesi Jonah warned of an unhealthy outcome of the election petition.
He said the live telecast has educated Ghanaians on proceedings in Court.