The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is urging young people to get involved in the District Level Elections scheduled for December 19 in all 261 districts nationwide.
Mrs. Abigail Amponsah, Head of Gender and Youth Programs at the NCCE, emphasized during a youth leadership dialogue in Accra that the youth’s participation in elections plays a crucial role in the country’s decision-making.
According to her. voting is a means for individuals to actively participate in shaping the country. She urged the youth to leverage their social media platforms to educate the public and rally eligible voters to fulfill their civic duty.
“We can also include ourselves in decision making in the country by voting,” she said.
The dialogue was on the theme, “NCCE at 30: Building youth leadership for participation in local governance.”
Ms. Kathleen Addy, the chairperson of the NCCE, highlighted the organization’s commitment to collaborating with young leaders to enhance democracy. She stated that the dialogue is the first in a series of programs planned by the NCCE. Ms. Addy urged young voters to make informed choices that contribute to a system benefiting everyone.
Speaking on harnessing youth leadership for socio-economic transformation, Mr. Michael Ohene-Effah, co-founder of LEAD Afrique, emphasized the importance of electing individuals based on competence rather than personal gain. He encouraged the youth to assume leadership roles, emphasizing that leadership goes beyond personal attributes.
The NCCE aims to empower the youth to actively participate in leadership roles for the betterment of the country’s democracy.