The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched an Inter-party dialogue committee in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The Committee is a unifying body which is dedicated to seeking peace, unity, tolerance and above all credible and transparent elections.
Speaking at the event which was attended by the various political parties, traditional authorities, Municipal Police Commander among others, Mr. Dujing Jacob Japiong NCCE boss in Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality said the committee has been constituted to look at how to ensure peace and resolve conflict in the municipality with regards to the upcoming general elections.
He added that the committee is also tasked with coming up with effective strategies and road map to ensure free, fair, and transparent election 2020 and also ensure the conduct of campaigns devoid of the use of abusive language, acrimony, and rancor.
Mr. Dujing Jacob Japiong noted that the committee has the mandate to investigate cases of abuse of electoral rules and regulations, issue joint statement on political issues to defuse tension and also hold joint radio discussion on peace and tolerance.
The committee, also has to organize floats, fun-games and durbars to indicate to the public to promote peaceful co-existence and acceptance of divergent views.
He advised political activists to conduct their activities in peace as we’re one people, adding that “we can succeed in getting the peace we are looking for if only you and I are able to discharge our duties dispassionately.”
The formation of the Inter-Party Dialogue committee in the 216 districts across the country before the 2016 elections became necessary following petty squabbles and misunderstanding exhibited by some political youth activists.