The vice president of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has urged Ghanaians to take up the challenge in making values an integral part of their lives.
He said this during the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) National dialogue as the special guest of honour on the theme “Restoring Ghanaian values and identity”.
According to the vice president Ghanaians have lost their identifiable values which needed to be restored.
“We used to have these values and we somewhat lost them and we are trying to restore them. We would agree to a large extent, we have lost a lot of these values and therefore restoration is something we should definitely aim for” he added.
Further on, he stated that values are universal and central for forging a good nation and building great citizenship. “Therefore, we must all take up the challenge in making them integral in our lives”
Again, the vice president also added, that the government understands the crucial role in getting the NCCE in getting all Ghanaians to committing to these values and work as one people to emerse them in our national work and personal lives.
“To that extent this year, for the first time in many years, government has increased the allocation to the NCCE to more than double what the institutions received last year.” he added.
Also he stated that for the first time in many years, NCCE has received an allocation for capital expenditure to support their work in the country.
‟This demonstrate government commitment to doing our best and to support the NCCE in fulfilling its constitutional mandate and we will do ALL in our power to ensure the institution noble roles our shared.” Said the vice president.
The vice president of the republic of Ghana further stated ‟to whom much is given much is expected, Ghanaians are looking up to the NCCE to lead the charge to restoring good values in the society, without good values our aspirations for socio- economic development will be threatened and we may never attain full potentials as people. ”
STORY BY: GENEVIEVE OTOO (LEVEL 300 A)