Rashid Mbugri, GNA
Oct. 9, GNA – The Countrywide Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has introduced a
community sensitization and awareness campaign in the North East Region on the
District Amount Elections (DLEs) and Referendum for the Modification of Post 55 (3)
of the 1992 Constitution.
This was to educate
and encourage citizens in the Region to actively participate in the method
slated for December 17, 2019.
The event was
attended by regular rulers, spiritual leaders, civil society organisations,
Individuals with Disability, youth teams, and political parties amid some others.
Mr Kojo Tito, the
Secretary to the NCCE, mentioned Post 55 (3) of the 1992 Constitution gave the
President the mandate to appoint metropolitan, municipal and district main executives
(MMDCEs) with two-third bulk acceptance from the assembly.
That, he mentioned,
wanted to be amended to improve inclusive democratic governance and
He additional that
Write-up 55 (3) was an entrenched clause and could only be amended with public
approval in a national referendum.
He stated the NCCE
performed a investigation in 2014, which discovered that greater part of the citizenry
preferred that MMDCEs had been elected, hence the
Mr Tito mentioned DLEs
and the Referendum would require citizens to vote on 3 difficulties the election
of Unit Committee customers, Assembly associates and to Vote “Indeed” or
“No” for the participation of political parties in the election of
He mentioned at minimum 40
for every cent or a lot more out of the total registered voters should flip out to vote, out
of which 75 for each cent or more will have to vote in favour of the Referendum.
inspired the electorates to arrive out in their quantities to vote on the salted
date to propel sustainable development in their respective areas.
Mr Chimsi Musah,
the Deputy Director at the North East Regional Co-ordinating Council, who
introduced the marketing campaign, claimed govt was fully commited to deepening the
decentralisation approach by offering citizens the likelihood to decide on the
modification of the Constitution by way of the Referendum.
Alhaji Abdul Razak
Saani, the Northern Regional Director of the NCCE, urged contributors to
educate other folks in and exterior their communities on the will need to actively
participate in approach.
Abdul-Ganiyu, the Head of Coaching at the Countrywide Identification Authority
(NIA), advised all citizens to sign-up for their Ghana Playing cards as it would be
useful in so lots of strategies.
acknowledged the relevance of the Referendum and urged all citizens to vote
“Yes” for the participation of political get-togethers in the elections of MMDCEs.