06 July 2016

NCCE Activities Dying From Lack Of Funds

ncceThe National Commission for Civic Education [NCCE}, the body mandated to carry out the education of the people of their civic rights and responsibilities has come under serious attack by some Ghanaians, especially in the wake to the up-coming general elections.

According to critics, the NCCE has failed to live up to this mandated responsibility, creating the situation where politicians and their political parties have taken advantage of the situation to direct the masses the path to their rights and responsibilities.

Checks at the various offices of the NCCE at Districts and Municipalities indicate that lack of release or unavailability of funds has been a major bane to the functions of the Commission.

Though officials of the Commission at the top level seemed reluctant to admit to this fact, there is every indication that that is the true reflection of the situation at its offices in the rural areas.

A visit to the Agona West Municipal office of the Commission showed signs of dejection, as there was no electricity at the time of the visit, and majority of the gadgets not functioning.

Information gathered from inside sources at the Commission in the Agona West Municipality revealed that sometimes the Municipal Director had to use his own money to purchase prepaid credit to power the office gadgets before they could be used.

Also lack of other logistics such as vehicle to enable it embark on education campaigns in the rural areas remains another daunting challenge.

When contacted, the Director, Mr. Sakyi Sam admitted that late release of funds for the smooth running of its activities always hampers the Commission, but declined any further comment.

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