Ghanaian Youth Cautioned Against Vigilantism
Ghanaian youth has been cautioned to refrain from secessionism and vigilantism and rather be agents of peace.
Since vigilantism and violent activities are threats to the sovereignty of the State.
The Deputy Regional Director of NCCE Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, gave this advice when Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region has organized a sensitization workshop to sensitize the youth on the effect of secessionism and violent extremism in the country.
According to him, development can only thrived in the midst of unity since peace was an integral part of nation-building. This he said violence set the clock of progress backward and also and jeopardizes national unity.
Therefore, let us choose to live peacefully because when peace is assured, development is assured.
He also stressed the need for an intensified education on religious and political tolerance with vigilance against any form of influence.
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The Central Regional Security Coordinator Mr. William Baffoe-Mensah also cited the following youth unemployment, inequality, discrimination, and denial of rights, civil liberties as some of the causes of secessionism and violent activities.
Mr. William Baffoe-Mensah presenting on the national framework for countering violent extremism and terrorism, also mentioned the following pushing factors that trigger l violent extremism, include; environmental and socio-economic grievances.
This he said, though Ghana had not witnessed major terrorist activity, there were signs and entreated Ghanaians to volunteer information to security agencies to counter terrorist activities in the country.
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The Central Regional Security Coordinator therefore all and sundry to help promote good governance, disassociate from bad companies, and assist in gathering information to enforce security.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Kwawu, the Mfantseman District Police Commander also schooled the participants on public order Act and Vigilantism and Related offenses Acts.
This he said, Ghanaians should embrace Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) to settle issues with friends and families.
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