Miss Emelda Nana Ama Amankwa, an Assistant Civic Education Officer (ACEO) of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to Ghanaians to perform their Constitutional duties and obligations as they demand for their rights and freedoms.
She said the exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations as stipulated in Article 41 of the 1992 Constitution.
She said, “Rights go with responsibilities, and anyone who demands for his or her right must equally be ready to perform the duties that come with the right”.
Ms Amankwa made the appeal during engagement on “Duties of Citizens” with students of Ahamansu D/A Junior High School (JHS) at Ahamansu in the Kadjebi District of the Oti Region.
She said as school children, they have the right to quality education, so is it their responsibility to study hard to become responsible adults who would serve the nation.
She told them it was the duty of every citizen to live in peace with others even if they were not of the same faith and must respect the rights and freedoms of others.
She counseled those who bullied others to put a stop to the practice as it was against the right of others.
Ms Amankwa asked them to protect and preserve public property which included their classroom blocks and class furniture and avoid damaging them as it was their civic duty.
She educated them not to see cleaning of the environment as the sole duty of Zoomlion, but rather collective responsibility.
Mr. Seth Tukpe, the Headmaster of the School, thanked the NCCE educative team and called for regular visits by the team.
Similar programmes were organised for Dapaa, Dzindziso and Kukurantumi JHS students.