The National Commission for Civic Education (NCC) has urged the Ghanaian populace to strictly adhere to coronavirus safety protocols as they celebrate Easter.
The Commission, in an Easter message issued on Friday, April 2, 2021, pleaded with Ghanaians to not let their guards down during this festive season.
“NCC entreats Ghanaians not to let their guard down during the Easter festivities, i.e. attending beaches, parties, night clubs, large religious gatherings, but to adhere faithfully to the safety measures to curb the spread…
“In this regard, we appeal to leadership of religious organizations, event organisers and operators of the above activities to help ensure strict compliance,” the release cautioned.
NCCE has also called on the Ghana Police Service to intensify enforcement efforts to avoid the upsurge the country after the 2020 Christmas celebrations.
Meanwhile, the Commission has reminded members of the general public who have been vaccinated to keep their cards intact, even as they prepare to turn up for the second dose when available.
It also urged “those yet to take the jab to get ready to participate in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise, in order that we can together win the fight against the disease.”
In the quest to reduce the ‘needless’ Road Traffic accidents which mostly lead to loss of lives, especially during such festivities, the NCCE has cautioned drivers and commuters to exercise restraint on the roads.
This, the Commission believes, will help to prevent accidents and observe road safety guidelines.
Christians have been admonished to use this season to sustain peace and unity in the country.
This follows recent publication of some text books which seemed to attack some ethnic groups, a development which caused huge public uproar in the country.
“We appeal to Christians and Ghanaians to use this festive moment to reflect on the best ways to create and sustain a stable, peaceful and united country…
“The Commission encourages the public to be law abiding citizens and to always put Ghana first in all deliberations because we are one people,” NCCE appealed.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com