The Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference held a one-day sensitization seminar in Donkorkrom on the upcoming MMDCEs referendum.

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The Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference,  Donkorkrom Apostolic Vicariate under the leadership of Most Rev. John Alphonse Asiedu SVD has today November 15 organised a seminar to help sensitise the necessary stakeholders on the upcoming referendum and election of MMDCEs under the theme “Participation of Political Parties and Citizens in District Level Election” at the Alphonse Merten Centre, Donkorkrom.

The program served as an avenue for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Afram Plains North and South Districts to sensitize stakeholders on the upcoming referendum on partisanship of district level elections.

Speaking at the forum, Mr. Offei Nkansah, the District Director of NCCE in both the Kwahu Afram Plains North and South Districts elaborated more on some of the advantages and disadvantages of a “Yes” or “No” votes in the upcoming referendum.

The Ghana Catholic Bishop's Conference held a one-day sensitization seminar in Donkorkrom on the upcoming MMDCEs referendum.

Representing the Chiefs and local leaders within the Afram Plains North District, Nana Akuamoah Tabor II expressed how glad he was to attend such a forum.

He further advised that all Ghanaians go to the December 17 Referendum with enough understanding of the issues on ground, to make an informed decision.

The Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference held a one-day sensitization seminar in Donkorkrom on the upcoming MMDCEs referendum.

Rev. Father Clement Kwasi Adjei, Director of the Directorate of Governance, Justice and Peace at the National Catholic Secretariate, Accra, who spoke on behalf of the Catholic Church made it known that the Catholic Church won’t make decisions for any individual. The Church will do all possible to educate the general public on the referendum to enable Ghanaians make choices on their own.

He further stated that, even though political parties have stated their stands, Ghanaians should do all they can to make decisions on the referendum base on their understanding.

The Ghana Catholic Bishop's Conference held a one-day sensitization seminar in Donkorkrom on the upcoming MMDCEs referendum.

The forum was also used to officially launch the Sensitisation Programme on the upcoming referendum and election of MMDCEs.

Present at the forum were representatives from District Assemblies, NCCE, Local Council of Churches, District Education Directorate, Chiefs and elders, Political Parties among others.

The Ghana Catholic Bishop’s Conference held a one-day sensitization seminar in Donkorkrom on the upcoming MMDCEs referendum.

Credit: Joshua Kwasi Tettey

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