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NCCE is not broke – Samuel Akuamoah

Officials of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) have dismissed public perceptions that the commission is broke.

The NCCE has over the years been thought to be inadequately resourced by successive governments.

The development has been blamed for the often poor education on key national policies and events including, elections. For instance, the overwhelming number of spoilt ballots during the 2012 elections has been attributed to the lack of education on voting processes.

Civil society groups have argued that the situation would have been different if the NCCE was well resourced to render effective education to the populace.

Addressing the Media Wednesday, a deputy commissioner in charge of operations at the NCCE Samuel Akuamoah said there is enough funds to carry out operations of the commission ahead of the number polls.

“Those of you who perceive as to be a poverty stricken organization, you are leaving in the past. We are not that poor.

“At least we have some pledges from development partners that we are very very sure we are going to receive. We also have a budget with government which we are also going to plough to also support whatever we do,” he said.

The NCCE will engage political parties and Presidential candidates ahead of the November polls. Presidential candidates will also be given a platform by the commission to engage in debates of ideas to better inform electorate ahead of the elections.

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